Female, set to become next UK Prime Minister

The resignation of David Cameron has left a vacancy in the office of UK Prime Minister; and conservatives, Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will now battle it out to fill the position.

After the elimination of Michael Gove, both women are the last one's standing in the battle to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and the UK's next
Prime Minister.

After the second MPs' ballot, Home Secretary Mrs May finished with 199 votes, Energy Minister Mrs Leadsom 84 and Mr Gove, the justice secretary, 46.

The results were announced at Westminster by Conservative MP Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee.

Conservative members will now decide the winning candidate, with the result due on 9 September.

The winner will become the UK's second female Prime Minister, after Margaret Thatcher.

Cameron resigned from his position after the UK voted to leave the EU. He will leave office in October.

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