British PM Theresa May to Step Down June 7 Amid Brexit Turmoil

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Friday she will step down as tension over Brexit negotiations continues to mount.

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May announced Friday that she will step down as U.K. Conservative Party leader on June 7, admitting defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparking a contestto become the country’s next prime minister.

She will stay as caretaker prime minister until the new leader is chosen, a process likely to take several weeks. The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election, and will take up the task of trying to secure Britain’s exit from the EU.

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