Newly inducted Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May late on Wednesday made new appointments to her Cabinet, including Boris Johnson as the foreign secretary. The former mayor of London, Johnson, had led the Brexit campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, BBC reported.
Philip Hammond, who was the foreign secretary in the David Cameron government, replaced George Osborne as the chancellor of the exchequer. Osborne no longer holds a Cabinet position. Ex-energy secretary Amber Rudd will take up May's former position as home secretary, while Michael Fallon will continue his term as the defence secretary of the UK. Liam Fox will take charge as the secretary of state for international trade.
Former Europe minister David Davis was appointed the secretary of state for exiting the EU, or the Brexit secretary. The Eurosceptic will head the new Brexit department. While details of this new Cabinet position remain unclear, it will most likely lead negotiations for Britain's withdrawal from the EU. Johnson, Davis and Fox had been "leave" campaigners.
May took charge as the British prime minister on Wednesday, replacing Cameron who resigned after the Brexit vote. She is the first woman to hold the position since the term of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher. May is expected to announce other appointments to her Cabinet soon.