Boris Johnson leads the race to becoming British’s next Prime Minister

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The race for the next Prime minister of Britain has been  narrowed to five on Tuesday, with  Boris Johnson who looks like the overall favorite is prepared to defend his runaway favourite status in his first television debate.

Johnson expanded his lead over his remaining rivals in a second secret ballot held by 313 lawmakers from the ruling Conservative party in the lower House of Commons.

The former foreign minister and London mayor picked up 126 votes while former Brexit minister Dominic Raab got knocked out after falling three short of the 33-vote threshold.

Moderate international development minister Rory Stewart continued his against-the-odds challenge by expanding his support base from last week’s 19 to 37.

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