UK’s new Prime Minister-Theresa May has made her second appointment today—Boris Johnson has been named UK’s Foreign Secretary.
Boris’ appointment comes right after Theresa May named Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
As a Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson will oversee Britain’s diplomatic missions, represent UK abroad and be strongly instrumental in Brexit negotiations when Article 50 is triggered to begin the process of leaving the European Union.
The former Mayor of London was tipped to succeed David Cameron—but a political treachery from his friend, the then Justice Secretary-Michael Gove compelled him to bow out of the race last minute.
Mr Johnson was first elected as Mayor of London in 2008, and was reelected to the post in 2012—stepping down in 2016 to once again become an MP.