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Britain Appears Set To Get Its Second Female Prime Minister

Home Secretary Theresa May launches her bid for the Conservative Party leadership on June 30, 2016 in London, England. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Home Secretary Theresa May launches her bid for the Conservative Party leadership on June 30, 2016 in London, England. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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The way is now clear for British home secretary Theresa May to succeed David Cameron as the new Conservative Party leader and prime minister. The other contender for the job, Andrea Leadstrom, pulled out of the race today.

May would be Britain's second female prime minister, after Margaret Thatcher. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the BBC's Rob Watson.

Guest

Rob Watson, BBC political correspondent in London. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on July 11, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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