As a cheerleader for Brexit, Boris Johnson played a key role in selling Britons on the miraculous benefits of leaving the EU. Now, as the U.K.’s new prime minister, he’ll be asked to actually deliver them.

Johnson, the divisive former Foreign Secretary, was named as Theresa May’s replacement Tuesday, following a seven-week contest in which 160,000 members of the ruling Conservative party whittled down the candidates from 10 to one. As expected, Johnson prevailed over his sole remaining rival, Jeremy Hunt, by a convincing margin, winning 66% of the vote.

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