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UK's May formally steps down as Conservative leader

Jun 08, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper.

May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party, leaving almost a dozen Conservative contenders fighting to replace her and resume the stalled quest to lead Britain out of the European Union.

The second female prime minister in British history sp...