Candidates to replace UK PM Johnson jostle in packed race

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By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – The contest to replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gathered pace on Sunday as five more candidates declared their intention to run, with many pledging lower taxes and a clean start from Johnson’s scandal-ridden premiership. Johnson on Thursday said he would resign as prime minister, after many of his lawmakers and cabinet colleagues rebelled over his handling of a series of scandals, including breaches of lockdown rules in gatherings at his Downing Street office. Junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt officially declared she was running on Sunday, jo…

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