New UK prime minister to be announced on Sept. 5 as tax dominates contest

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By Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s new prime minister will be announced on Sept. 5, with the first votes to begin eliminating candidates in a crowded and increasingly unpredictable and divisive contest to replace Boris Johnson coming this week. So far 11 candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to succeed Johnson as leader of the ruling Conservative Party and prime minister after he quit following a dramatic rebellion by his own lawmakers and ministers after a series of scandals. The 1922 committee of Conservative members of parliament (MPs) which organises…

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