Jul 9, 2018

Jeremy Hunt replaces Boris Johnson as U.K. Foreign Secretary

Hunt at a ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. Photo: Tolga Akmen - WPA Pool/Getty Images

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has selected Jeremy Hunt, the long-serving Health Secretary, to replace Boris Johnson as the U.K.'s Foreign Secretary.

The bigger picture: May's premiership is on the rocks after Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis resigned over her plans for a "soft" Brexit that would see the U.K. maintain strong economic links to the EU. Hunt, 51, recently turned down May's offer to become business secretary but has accepted this higher-profile job.

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