Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to replace British Prime Minister David Cameron after the only other remaining Conservative candidate, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew on Monday. Theresa May will be the UK’s first woman Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher.
The New York Times reports that Leadsom, the energy minister who loudly supported the Brexit, dropped out of the race on Monday following widespread criticism over the weekend for implying that May was less qualified to run the country because she doesn’t have children. (She later claimed she was taken out of context and demanded a retraction, and apologized to May for “any hurt I have caused.” The Times of London released a transcript and audio recording of the relevant section of the interview, and told BuzzFeed News that the paper stands by the story.) Leadsom was also accused of exaggerating her resume, and has invited comparisons to Sarah Palin.