Rory Stewart is no longer participating in the leadership struggle of the British Conservatives. The Minister for International Development received the least votes in the third round of the waste race and was eliminated. Boris Johnson, just like in the previous two laps, took the lead.
Now that Stewart has been eliminated, four more candidates are taking part in the internal election of the Conservative Party. It revolves around the succession of Theresa May as prime minister and party leader of the Conservatives.
The 313 Conservative lower house members will vote again on Thursday. At the end of the day two more candidates must be left. Johnson is almost certainly one of them. He received 143 votes on Wednesday, seventeen more than on Tuesday.
If two candidates are left, the members of the Conservative Party will have the final say on who will lead the country.