British Prime Minister David Cameron says Theresa May will be Britain’s new head of government by Wednesday evening.
Cameron said on Monday that the Home Secretary will take office after he visits Queen Elizabeth to tender his resignation and recommend May as his successor.
“On Wednesday, I will attend the House of Commons for Prime Minister’s Questions and then after that I expect to go to the palace and offer my resignation so we’ll have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening,” he said as he was addressing reporters outside No 10 Downing Street.
Cameron announced his resignation on June 24, a day after people in the UK voted to leave the EU. Cameron was among the senior politicians who supported the Remain campaign.
The announcement came hours after Andrea Leadsom quit the Tory leadership race and May consequently was left as the only contender standing for the position.