New British PM allocates top cabinet posts, including minister for ‘Brexit’

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May announced a series of appointments to her cabinet on Wednesday, her first day in office, after an initial announcement that she had chosen former London mayor Boris Johnson as foreign secretary. Phillip Hammond, formerly foreign secretary, will be Chancellor of the Exchequer; Amber Rudd, the former energy and climate change secretary, succeeds May as home secretary; David Davis is to serve as secretary of state for exiting the European Union, a new post for managing the process of Britain's withdrawal. George Osborne, who served as chancellor under May's predecessor David Cameron, was sacked.  

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