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Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s new PM


(London) – Boris Johnson takes charge as Britain´s prime minister on Wednesday, on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal.

A politician with celebrity status best known for his gaffes and rhetorical flourishes, Johnson will be appointed by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

The 55-year-old will then deliver a speech outside his new Downing Street home, setting out the tone for his premiership.

The former foreign secretary became the new leader of the governing, centre-right Conservative Party on Tuesday.

Johnson´s predecessor Theresa May was forced out after failing to get parliament to support a Brexit deal she struck with EU leaders.

Johnson has promised to overhaul the divorce deal, despite Brussels insisting no changes are possible.

He has tried to inject some vibrancy and optimism in the Brexit endgame.

But his promise of leaving the European Union, with or without a deal, puts him on a collision course with high-profile MPs in his own party who are utterly opposed to a no-deal Brexit, threatening his wafer-thin majority and raising the prospect of an early general election.

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