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Theresa May Takes Helm As First Female British Prime Minister Since Margaret Thatcher

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May waves towards the media as she arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, in London, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
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Theresa May officially becomes prime minister of Britain today, the second woman in British history — after Margaret Thatcher — to fill the position. May served six years as the country's home secretary, overseeing domestic issues including immigration.

The BBC's Rob Watson tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that one of her main tasks as prime minister will be to help Britain exit from the European Union.

Guest

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

This segment aired on July 13, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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