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The UK’s next prime minister will almost certainly be a woman

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Home Secretary Theresa May, one of the top picks to succeed David Cameron as British PM, speaking at Unicef event in June 2014. (DFID - UK Department for International Development/Flickr)

After a complicated divorce from the European Union, the United Kingdom's Prime Minister David Cameron said peace out. This left the UK scrambling for a leader.

But now, one thing is certain: The next PM will be a woman.

Members of the ruling Conservative Party picked Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom as the final two candidates to replace Cameron.

Justice Secretary Michael Gove didn't make the last vote, leaving only two female candidates remaining.

The winner will become the UK's first female PM since Margaret Thatcher, and only the second female PM in modern history.

150,000 Conservative Party members will select their new leader on September 9th.

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The UK’s next prime minister will almost certainly be a woman

Christina Buff

Christina is a freelance writer from a tiny town in Southern Maryland who just can't seem to figure out whether others are being sarcastic or not. She has a degree in business communication, with a focus in writing, from Stevenson University, and has written things for Severna Park Voice, Maryland Film Festival, The Villager, and Hello Giggles. Follow her on twitter @tinaBUFF where she constantly overthinks her tweets, or read her medley of musings at touchinfinity.wordpress.com.

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