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May Takes Over From Cameron As British PM

Theresa May greets Queen Elizabeth
Theresa May greets Queen Elizabeth

Theresa May has taken over from David Cameron as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom following the resignation of the latter in what has been quite an eventful few weeks in British politics.

May made her first speech as Prime Minister in front of 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British PM.

The former PM, Cameron, who has been prime minister since 2010, announced he would resign after losing the EU referendum in June.

Cameron, while delivering his final speech, described the opportunity to serve as Prime Minister as “the greatest honour” of his life before leaving for Buckingham Palace where he officially tendered his resignation to the Queen.

Earlier Cameron was at the House of commons where he addressed parliamentarians and fielded questions from them for the final time.

Conservative lawmakers rose as one to applaud David Cameron at the end of his 182nd session with the parliament as prime minister.

Cameron told them that he intended to stay in public life and would be “willing them on”, saying “nothing is impossible”.

May, 59, becomes the oldest incoming prime minister since Jim Callaghan in 1976, and the country’s second female prime minister, following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher.