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- Michael Gove, the British justice secretary, has forced Boris Johnson out of the race to succeed David Cameron by launching his own bid for the Conservative Party leadership.
- Theresa May, the home secretary, formally declared her candidacy as well. She is seen as the best candidate to reunite the party after a bruising EU referendum campaign.
- Other candidates are Stephen Crabb, a “Cameroon” on the left of the party, and Liam Fox and Andrea Leadsom, two Euroskeptics.