UK Conservatives Narrow Down Prime Minister Candidates To 2

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will face off in the final vote for Conservative Party leadership in the U.K.
Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 20, 2019

The list of candidates to be the next U.K. prime minister is down to two. 

The country's ruling Conservative Party has been whittling down candidates in a series of votes, and Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the final two men left standing. Current Prime Minister Theresa May officially resigned from her position as the party's leader earlier this month, but she'll keep the job until a new one is chosen. 

Johnson, the former foreign secretary, is still the favorite to win. Hunt is the current foreign secretary for the U.K., and he's admitted he's the underdog.

Now, Johnson and Hunt will have a few weeks of campaigning to try to convince their fellow Conservatives that they should lead the party and become the next prime minister. The winner will be announced the week of July 22.