May becomes Britain’s PM, makes Johnson foreign minister

The new leader of the Conservative Party Theresa May (L) kneels as she is greeted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) at the start of an audience in Buckingham Palace in central London on July 13, 2016Theresa May took over as Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday charged with pulling the country out of the EU, and sprung a surprise by making top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson foreign secretary. May replaced David Cameron after he stood down following the seismic June 23 vote to leave the European Union, which sparked three weeks of intense political turmoil and volatility on the financial markets. May, who had supported Britain's continued EU membership, moved quickly to heal divisions sparked by the referendum by appointing leading "Leave" campaigner Johnson to a senior cabinet post.

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