UK PM Johnson's replacement to be announced on Sept 5 - Conservative party

British government crisis

LONDON (Reuters) - The Conservative Party will announce the replacement for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sept. 5 following a vote among party members under rules agreed by the party's officials on Monday.

The Conservative Party said the postal ballot of party members would be a choice between two candidates to be selected under an expedited process to whittle down the field from the 11 candidates who have declared so far.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden)

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