After Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership election, Theresa May was the last woman left standing and became the leader of the party by default. Seeing this, current Prime Minister David Cameron will resign effective on Wednesday so that May can assume her new role.
David Cameron says he will resign by Wednesday, Theresa May to be next British prime minister. https://t.co/AwYwrcxRmH— The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2016
Cameron announced his resignation following the Brexit vote. Cameron had been a major figure in the "remain" campaign.
May is the second woman to lead the United Kingdom.
UPDATE: This is quite possibly the most British thing that's ever happened.
David Cameron: "Thank you very much........................doo, doo, doo, doo. Right...Good." (The End) pic.twitter.com/Z1zHgSlkLf— Daniel Sandford (@BBCDanielS) July 11, 2016
UPDATE II: May's election is official.
BREAKING: Party official: Theresa May elected leader of Britain's ruling Conservative Party.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 11, 2016