New Prime Minister decides new cabinet

Wednesday also was David Cameron's final day as the head of the British government.

Despite the suddenness of Camerons exit — less than three weeks after the June 23 referendum on Britains membership in the European Union — he appeared relaxed and confident as he absorbed both praise and carping from opposition lawmakers.

Liam Fox will be taking up the newly formed post of International Trade minister, a position that reflects the need to build stronger trade ties with non-EU countries such as China and India after the Brexit vote.

Does she have the ability to emulate the achievements of Britain's first female premier, Margaret Thatcher?

May has broken from David Cameron's legacy, embraced Britain's decision to pull out of the European Union and plans to play hard ball in the upcoming negotiations with the EU on a new relationship.

"Following the referendum, we face a time of great national change", May said.

"We will rise to the challenge". That means, she said on Wednesday, "fighting against the burning injustice that if you're born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others" and leading a government driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by those of ordinary people. She will also attempt to unite a fractured nation in which many, on the evidence of the referendum, feel angry with the political elite and left behind by the forces of globalization.

"When it comes to opportunity we won't entrench the advantages of the fortunate few".

"We will work constructively with the newly elected British government in these hard times, as we have in the past", the German politician said in a statement.

After visiting Buckingham Palace, where she was formally appointed as prime minister by the Queen, Mrs May made her first speech outside 10 Downing Street.

Boris Johnson, probably the best-known member of the new cabinet in the US, is now Britain's foreign secretary, making him the country's senior diplomat as Britain extricates itself from the EU.

So far, May has chosen a mix of those from the Leave and Remain campaigns.

Gone were Cameron allies including ex-Treasury chief George Osborne, Cameron's friend and neighbor and like him the product of an elite private school.

May kept Michael Fallon as defence minister, while Amber Rudd was promoted to May's old interior minister job at the Home Office.

The new Prime Minister believes that numerous people who voted in the recent referendum to leave the European Union were motivated by anger against the U.K.'s elites.

European Union leaders, still reeling from Britain's decision to become the first country to leave the bloc in its 60-year history, pressed May for a quick divorce.

"It's not been an easy journey and, of course, we've not got every decision right but I do believe today our country is much stronger", the 49-year-old said.

Cameron noted that he had answered 5,500 parliamentary questions in his six years in office. And that too when he had to resign after failing to prevent the country from voting against Brexit.

Disarray within Labour ranks, however, with a leadership election called after Jeremy Corbyn angered many colleagues with his lukewarm support for Remain, will not necessarily help.

Not all believe her.

Speaking at 10 Downing Street on late Wednesday afternoon, Cameron welcomed his fellow Conservative, Theresa May as the new leader of the United Kingdom.

David Davis, a one-time contender for Conservative Party leader, has been appointed United Kingdom minister for European Union exit.

A former Europe Minister in the 1990s, Mr Davis will aid Mrs May in deciding when to start the formal two-year process of withdrawal and then on trying to strike favourable deals over the separation and Britain's future relationship with the EU.

"They sometimes kick the red boxes full of work - Florence, you once climbed into one before a foreign trip and said "take me with you". "I think she's a cautious person, and the British political establishment needs to come to terms with this massive decision".

“I will miss the roar of the crowd. "I will miss the barbs from the opposition".

May won the leadership battle and quickly sacked Gove, who is now seen as treacherous by many Conservatives.

"Nothing is really impossible if you put your mind to it", Cameron said.

"As I once said, I was the future once", Cameron noted, as his wife and children watched from the public gallery.

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