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VERBATIM: British PM to resign on Wednesday

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I'm delighted that we're not gonna have a prolonged Conservative leadership election campaign. I think Andrea Leadsom has made absolutely the right decision to stand aside. And it's clear Theresa May has the overwhelming support of the Conservative parliamentary party. I'm also delighted that Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister.
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She is strong, she is competent, she's more than able to provide the leadership that our country is going to need in the years ahead, and she will have my full support. Obviously, with these changes we now don't need to have a prolonged period of transition. And so tomorrow I will chair my last cabinet meeting.
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On Wednesday, I will attend the House of Commons for prime minister's questions, and then after that, I expect to go to the Palace and offer my resignation. So we'll have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening.