Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership on Tuesday.
May will leave office on Wednesday after going to Buckingham Palace to see Queen Elizabeth, who will formally appoint Johnson before he enters Downing Street.
His victory catapults the United Kingdom toward a Brexit showdown with the EU and a constitutional crisis at home, as lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.
Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,153 Conservative members to 46,656 for his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
"We are going to get Brexit done on Oct. 31, and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of 'can do,'" Johnson, 55, said in his victory speech.
"Like some slumbering giant, we are going to rise and ping off the guy-ropes of self-doubt and negativity."
Johnson said the mantra of his leadership campaign had been to "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat [opposition Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn — and that is what we are going to do."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Johnson and said he looks forward to working with the new prime minister to increase trade between Canada and the U.K.
U.S. President Donald Trump also tweeted his congratulations to Johnson.
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