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Britain’s tortuous leadership race to reach final two

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By Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers will select the final two candidates to become the next prime minister on Wednesday, with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt battling to join front-runner and former finance minister Rishi Sunak. Boris Johnson, the scandal-ridden outgoing leader, resigned earlier this month, triggering an unseemly fight within the ruling Conservative Party to replace him. The two remaining candidates, after the 4 p.m. (1500 GMT) legislators’ vote, face a summer of campaigning to court the roughly 200,000 p…

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