Andrea Leadsom quits race for British prime minister, clearing way for Theresa May

July 11, 2016 11:21 AM

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Andrea Leadsom quits race for British prime minister, clearing way for Theresa May

LONDON — One of the two finalists for British prime minister pulled out of the contest Monday, a move that could effectively cede the job to home affairs secretary Theresa May.

Andrea Leadsom, the country’s energy minister, abandoned her campaign just days after she was voted by Conservative lawmakers to be one of two contenders to campaign for the keys to 10 Downing Street. The contest was expected to last through the summer. Her withdrawal adds another twist to a British...

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