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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has [anew / a new] leader. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson became the UK's new Prime Minister yesterday after Theresa May announced her [resigns / resignation] in June. Mr Johnson, [commonly / common] known as Boris, [reality / realized] a childhood dream of becoming leader of the UK. It is [reported / reports] that when he was eight, he told his parents he wanted to be king of the world. He now has the [less / lesser] role of Prime Minister but has a tough [task / tusk] ahead of him. His most [pressing / dressing] undertaking is to deliver Brexit and make sure Britain [deposits / withdraws] from the European Union. Mr Johnson has vowed to ensure this will be done by October 31st. His political future [depends / deepens] on this.

Boris Johnson had to go to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth before [taking / taken] over as the UK's 77th Prime Minister. Tradition [dictations / dictates] that the Queen formally asks any new [appointee / appointed] to form a new government. Johnson accepted and [driven / drove] to 10 Downing Street - the official residence of the British leader. His first job is to [farm / form] his Cabinet - the people who will take up key decision-making [rules / roles] in the new UK government. Johnson said: "Though I am today building a great team of men and women, I will take [personally / personal] responsibility for the change I want to see." In his first [speech / speak] to the nation as Prime Minister, he [promissory / promised] to spend more money on the police, education and [social / socially] welfare.

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