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As far as I know, there is no formal Parliamentary election of the PM. The party leader who appears most likely to be able to command a majority in support of her government is invited by the monarch to form that government. If the majority is in fact tenuous, the Opposition will quickly exploit that fact and bring the government down.

Example:

(Wikipedia): On 13 July 2016, two days after becoming Leader of the Conservative Party, May was appointed Prime Minister by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming only the second female British Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher.

After all, this is a monarchy.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 07:38:29 AM EST
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