Former Foreign Secretary and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson was on Tuesday elected as the leader of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party and the country’s next Prime Minister.Also Read - British PM Boris Johnson Has THIS To Say Over MP Allegedly Watching Porn In Parliament

Johnson won the contest in resounding fashion, earning 92,153 votes to his rival Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656. Also Read - UK to Provide More Military Equipment to Ukraine, Reopen Embassy in Kyiv: Johnson to Zelensky

Giving his first speech as Tory leader, Johnson praised Hunt and said that he has been a font of “excellent ideas”. He also congratulated Theresa May, whom he’s long been a critic of. Also Read - British PM Boris Johnson Tweets Video Post, Expresses Hope About Consolidation of India-UK Partnership

“It was a privilege to serve in her Cabinet,” Johnson said. “Thank you, Theresa.”