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Theresa May to step down as prime minister in June

The British Prime Minister has announced that she will step down as Conservative leader on June 7th, in a press address today.

In a statement made in front of 10 Downing Street the Prime Minister said that it was with ‘deep regret’ that she had made the decision to step down after failing to secure parliamentary backing on her Brexit deal.

The Conservative Party said that a new leader could be in place by the end of July.

In response to the announcement, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn called for a general election to let the public decide on a new prime minister to lead the country through Brexit negotiations.

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