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Theresa May becomes UK Prime Minister, begins appointing cabinet

Theresa May has become the U.K.’s Prime Minister after the resignation of David Cameron.

In her first speech as Prime Minister, May vowed to lead a government that doesn’t just work for the “privileged few,” but for all, promising to give people who were “just managing” and “around the clock” more control over their lives.

“When it comes to opportunity, we won’t entrench the advantages of the fortunate few,” May said, “we will do everything we can to help anybody, whatever your background, to go as far as your talents will take you.”

May also made her first appointments to her cabinet, including:

UKIP leader Nigel Farage called the appointments of Fox and Davis “inspired choices”:

Former Chancellor George Osborne called his time in the role a “privilege”:

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