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>> One Conservative leadership candidate is about to have their dreams dashed. The first round of voting gets underway Tuesday to pick the party's next leader, the winner also stepping into the prime minister's shoes, but that day is some way off. The five candidates first facing a ballot from Conservative lawmakers, with the loser set to be eliminated Tuesday evening.
Home Secretary, Theresa May, enters the vote as the clear favorite with the declared support of over 100 MPs.>> There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU.>> But the reluctant Remainer in Britain's EU referendum must still convince critics she can complete on an exit and do a better job than her four rivals.
The other big name, Michael Gove, watching his campaign stutter in the early stages. Instead Andrea Leadsom's emerged as the top Brexiteer, Monday winning the backing of Boris Johnson.>> I intend to keep the negotiations as short as possible.>> Reuters political correspondent Kylie MacLellan says her surge has surprised many.
>> She has emerged as a surprisingly strong candidate given that many people want a Brexiteer to win but aren't prepared to back Gove after what he did to Boris Johnson. So many expect she could be the second name on the ticket alongside Theresa May.>> The Work and Pension Secretary, Stephen Crabb, and former Defense Secretary, Liam Fox, hope to stand in her way.
Though with the least support from Conservative lawmakers, Fox may be the first to fall. After Tuesday's vote, MPs will again narrow the race with ballots on July 7th and 12th. The final two candidates must then vie for the support of the party's some 150,000 members.