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Theresa May is resigning as UK Prime Minister. Now what?

Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister on Friday. What happens after?

First it's a question of the Conservative Party. The members of parliament deciding on the two candidates that they think are worthy to go for a ballot with 160,000 members of the Conservative Party. The two candidates will be there, ready by the end of June and the balloting should be ready by the end of July. So by then we would know who will be the next UK prime minister. Boris Johnson might be in the lead today. Expect surprises along the road. The choice is certainly going to be important much to come from that.

Will the Czech prime minister also resign?

Well the background is, of course, the massive demonstrations in Prague the other day. Really massive with accusations of corruption. I don't know. I was there. No one really seems to know. I think the Minister of Justice might be in more of the immediate danger zone but certainly an issue worth to follow.

Will Boris Johnson Be the UK’s Next Prime Minister?

Will Boris Johnson be the next UK Prime Minister?

He is certainly odds-on-favorite. And the fact that he is a hard line Brexiteer and a very charismatic one, especially after Nigel Farage's Brexit party did particularly well in the European elections, means there are a lot of Tories that want to keep the Conservative Party together that are going end up supporting him. It is his to lose. He is very capable though of losing it.

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Will there be a nationalist surge in the European Parliament election?

Will there be a nationalist surge in the European Parliament election?

I doubt that. They are clearly present in the political systems of practically all European countries. They will do fairly well in some cases, somewhat less well in some cases. I think the great success they might have is in Italy. The Lega Nord of deputy prime minister Salvini I think they're going to do badly, fairly badly in Germany, which is important then it remains to be seen what happens in France. The contest between Macron and LePen and Britain will be its own particular mess.

Will Theresa May's latest maneuver break the deadlock on Brexit?

I think that unfortunately is somewhat unlikely. She would make the fourth attempt to get the agreement through the House of Commons in the beginning of June. But at the moment it doesn't look like it's going nowhere. And that applies to the future of her prime ministership as well.

What's up with European Elections: Europe in 60 Seconds

What are going to be the dominant issues in the European Parliament elections towards the end of May?

Well, difficult to say because it's going to be really 27 or 28 [countries]. We don't know about the UK. Different elections with somewhat different national agendas, but economy in some countries. But then a lot of immigration and concern about security are also going to be the agenda in some of them.

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Seeks Record 5th Term: World in 60 Seconds

Can Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu win a record fifth term?

It looks pretty likely especially because his opponent Gantz has done a pretty bad job over the last few weeks. Lots of internal flubs and mishandling and he's way ahead in the polls at this point. But if Netanyahu ends up getting indicted, if those indictments come down, decent chance he's going to have to resign in the near term.

Will the EU approve another Brexit delay?

Almost certainly they will. Question is how long that delay will be and how flexible that delay will be? Ultimately, they're pushing the Brits hard to pretend that they won't because they want a faster deal. But given that's not going to happen they ultimately don't want to see a crash out with no deal.

Is Iran's IRGC really a terrorist organization?

Well, I mean, sure in the sense that they fund and support terrorist organizations that attack civilians across the Middle East, and occasionally more broadly, but they're already deeply sanctioned by the United States which means that designating them terrorist organization doesn't have an awful lot of impact on the relations with the United States, or more broadly, the Iranians will complain they won't do anything.

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