After Andrea Leadsom quits her bid over United Kingdom’s leadership, Theresa May is now the only candidate left to replace David Cameron for Britain’s highest post.
At the press time, it was not clear whether the news meant May would automatically become the country’s next leader.
Leadsom explained about her withdrawal to the post, stating that May had much wider support among party’s MPs and she believe that if she had won the prime ministership, she would have struggled to unite the party.
In a press briefing, Leadsom said her decision concluded the interest for her nation is the quick transition for new government’s leadership.
“I have… concluded that the interests of this country are best served by the immediate appointment of a prime minister,” Leadsom said.
After the quitting statement of the country’s energy department czar, she also gave her full support to May for the post.
The filling Conservative Party had voted down its candidates from five to two in a series of selections among MPs, and wider party of 150,000 people was set to decide between the two ladies.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation following the June 23 European Union referendum, falling to convinced the British people to remain in the union.
May, who was the frontrunner in the leadership race, and known as the longest-serving home secretary in British history. She backed the remain campaign in the European Union, though she publicly known to hold Eurosceptic perspectives.
It was not clear if the Conservative Party would select another candidate to replace Leadsom to become an option for the position or May will automatically holds the nation’s leadership.