Theresa May becomes Britain's new prime minister

July 13, 2016 19:50

LONDON - Theresa May became British prime minister on Wednesday after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth shortly after the monarch accepted David Cameron's resignation.

An official image showed May curtseying to the queen during an audience at Buckingham Palace. Under Britain's unwritten constitution, it is up to the monarch to ask the leader of the party that commands a majority in the House of Commons to form a government.

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