Britain's new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, waves from the steps of No. 10 Downing Street after giving a statement in London on July 24.
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In photos: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Updated 0855 GMT (1655 HKT) June 19, 2021

Britain's new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, waves from the steps of No. 10 Downing Street after giving a statement in London on July 24.
Frank Augstein/AP

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson took office in July 2019 after winning the United Kingdom's Conservative Party leadership contest. He replaced outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.

In December, Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority in a general election, paving the way for Johnson to pass his Brexit deal and take the UK out of the European Union.