Theresa May be­comes Prime Min­is­ter

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Theresa May be­came Bri­tain’s new prime min­is­ter on Wed­nes­day, promis­ing to carve out a bold new fu­ture in the world as she em­barks on the mon­u­men­tal task of lead­ing the coun­try out of the Euro­pean Union.

May, 59 as­sumed of­fice after an au­di­ence with Queen El­iz­a­beth and drove straight to her new home of 10 Down­ing Street, va­cated hours ear­lier by David Cameron.

“We will rise to the chal­lenge. As we leave the Euro­pean Union we will forge a bold new pos­i­tive role for our­selves in the world, and we will make Bri­tain a coun­try that works not for a priv­i­leged few, but for ev­ery one of us,” she said.

Cameron stepped down after Bri­tons re­jected his en­treaties and voted to leave the EU in a ref­er­en­dum last month, se­verely un­der­min­ing Euro­pean ef­forts to forge greater unity and cre­at­ing eco­nomic un­cer­tainty across the 28-na­tion bloc.

Ac­knowl­edg­ing the strug­gles faced by many Bri­tons, May de­clared: “The gov­ern­ment I lead will be driven not be the in­ter­ests of the priv­i­leged few, but by yours. We will do ev­ery­thing we can to give you more con­trol over your lives

Photo: AFP

Bri­tain's new Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May (left) kneels as she is greeted by Bri­tain's Queen El­iz­a­beth II (right) at the start of an au­di­ence in Buck­ing­ham Palace in cen­tral Lon­don yes­ter­day.

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