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UK Interior Minister to endorse Johnson

Boris Johnson. Source: AAP

Boris Johnson looks set to be endorsed by a key minister to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and Britain's next prime minister.

Britain's Interior Minister Sajid Javid will this week formally endorse Boris Johnson to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister, the Sunday Times is reporting.

Johnson is the frontrunner in a contest with Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt to be the next leader.

The Sunday Times said Javid has positioned himself to be Johnson's finance minister, taking over from current finance minister Philip Hammond.

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