BORIS JOHNSON DECLINES TO ENTER RACE TO BE PRIME MINISTER

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LONDON (Alliance News) – Vote Leave co-leader Boris Johnson says he will not enter the race to replace British Prime Minister David Cameron as Conservative Party leader.

Johnson has spoken to Conservative colleagues about who should lead the party and the country.

“I have concluded that person cannot be me,” he says.

His surprise announcement follows his key Vote Leave ally, Justice Minister Michael Gove, declaring his candidacy earlier Thursday and saying Johnson “cannot provide the leadership for the task ahead.”

Copyright dpa

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