(Washington Examiner) Boris Johnson has completed his march to the British prime minister’s office in 10 Downing Street, defeating rival Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative Party leadership election.
His victory was overwhelming, with 92,153 votes to Hunt's 46,656 out of an eligible electorate of 159,320 party members and an 87% turnout.
Johnson, 55, member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, is a former mayor of London and biographer of Winston Churchill who was educated at Eton and Oxford. He won 160 votes out of 313 Conservatives MPs against Hunt's 77 and Michael Gove's 75. That led to a run-off this week in which Johnson secured a majority of 160,000 party members in a postal ballot.
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