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Bid for UK Tory top job heats up

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>> The race for the top Tory job well underway in Westminster. All five candidates have officially launched their campaign in the aftermath of the Brexit vote that's left both of the UK's main political parties with trouble at the top. The frontrunner, to replace David Cameron who resigned after Britain voted Leave, is Home Secretary Teresa May.
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Reuters UK political correspondent Kylie McLennan explains.>> She has pitched herself as a unity candidate, although she campaigned for Remain ahead of the EU referendum. She's got a leading Brexiteer as her campaign manager, and she has won the support of MPs from both sides. Also she's the most experienced candidate by far.
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She's been the longest serving Home Secretary in 100 years. So I think she has the gravitas that perhaps some of the other candidates don't have. The four other candidates include Justice Secretary Michael Gove. He had said he would support Boris Johnson but then decided to run for the job himself, calling Johnson's abilities into question.
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Also in it to win it is Andrea Leadsom, a leading Leave campaigner. She may be the least experienced, but with a predominantly Euro-skeptic membership and Gove losing favor for his alleged treachery, many expect her to be in second place. Even Nigel Farage, who on Monday stepped down from his position as UKIP leader, having his say.
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>> I think we have to have a Brexit prime minister, that we have to have somebody who's bold, who's got vision. This is a big moment in the history of this country.>> All five candidates have ruled out an early general election, the first round of votes to be held on Tuesday.
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The final results expected by September. Meanwhile labor leader Jeremy Corbyn is still refusing to step down despite a vote of no confidence. And the former business secretary Angela Eagle hinting she'll launch a leadership bid if he doesn't move aside. British politics truly in testing times.