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Boris Johnson will take office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal. Johnson enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War British history – the United Kingdom is divided over Brexit and weakened by a three-year political crisis since the Brexit referendum. His pledge to energise the country and deliver Brexit – do or die – on Oct. 31, sets the United Kingdom up for a showdown with the EU and thrusts it towards a potential constitutional crisis, or election, at home. “Like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy-ropes of self-doubt and negativity,” Boris Johnson, 55, said on Tuesday after he was elected by Conservative Party members. “We are going to energise the country. We are going to get Brexit done on Oct. 31 and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of can do.” Wednesday will combine arcane British political choreography with the realpolitik of appointing a new government. Prime Minister Theresa May will leave Downing Street after a three-year premiership that was mired by crises over Brexit. She will travel to Buckingham Palace to formally tender her resignation to Queen Elizabeth. Johnson will then have an audience with the queen who will request he form an administration. His formal title will be “Prime…

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