British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation and the new Prime Minister would take the position without the elections. The resignation wasn’t sudden as it was known that Cameron supported the “No” in the referendum. After the nation decided to leave the EU he announced his resignation as his view on the Brexit clashed with the will of the people.The new British Prime Minister is Theresa May, and she will start immediately according to the chair of the Conservative party close to the Parliament. Even though this process requires an election, the race was cut short due to lack of other rivals.
Even though May had strong anti-Brexit views, she changed her priorities after the referendum. She stated that she would do everything to make Britain strong and independent country in the future. She also said that she intends to make the Britain a country that will give a lot to everyone, both the privileged and those that aren’t.
The last rival in the race for the British Prime Minister position was pulled out due to the controversy over a statement against the May. The decision to skip the transition period was made by the leadership of the party and the decision was mainly influenced by the lack of the rivals.As all of you already know, other rivals were pulled out of the race earlier in the week due to other controversies.
The plan was to allow 150 thousand members of the Conservative Party to vote for the new Prime Minister, but this process was skipped after Leadsom made her comment.
Many officials mentioned that the May got the job no one else wanted, but the appointment of May as a new PM caused a lot of strife among other parties. People are wondering whether this process falls within the boundaries of the democracy.
Even though May said that her previous views aren’t relevant and that she will work toward the goal the people have chosen, some still doubt the elections of a PM that is conducted a few individuals from one party.
The Britain is entering in entirely new and unfamiliar waters, as no country left the EU and the future is still shrouded in the mist. The fact that the Prime Minister is chosen without a vote is also a new thing in the Great Britain.
The whole system is very strange. Prime Minister is a representative of the Great Britain as a whole, and yet they are chosen by the members of one party. The first round of the elections is simple; the members of the ruling party in the Parliament sift through rivals until they come up with two of them. The second round involved the vote of 150 thousand members of the same party.Many other politicians have declared democracy as a thing of the past after these controversial elections. All of the rivals who endangered May have retreated from the race due some comments that were clearly said in the effort to cause this result. Whether this is the democracy or not, no one knows. But one thing is sure, and the change is there, and nothing can be done now.