The resignation announcement by British Prime Minister David Cameron has sparked a leadership contest over who to lead a Brexit government after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
One day after some 51 percent of British voters opted to leave the EU in a referendum on Thursday, Cameron said that he would leave office in fall- by October- when his ruling Conservative Party will hold a conference.
The announcement prompted some politicians, including Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, and Michael Gove, a Brexit campaigner and the Justice Secretary, to begin preparations for a bid to take control of the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Johnson, who was speaking at the Vote Leave headquarters on Friday, positioned himself as a Prime Minister in waiting.
“I want to speak to the millions of people who did not vote for this outcome especially young people who may feel that this decision in some way involves pulling up the drawbridge or…