Who Is Boris Johnson? Boris Johnson has long had his sights set on 10 Downing Street. "It was pretty clear from the get-go that he wanted to be prime minister," The Economist's Anne McElvoy told us.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) holds his first Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London on July 25. AARON CHOWN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES hide caption

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The United Kingdom has a new prime minister. Elected by a special vote of Conservative Party members last week, Boris Johnson has a little more than three months before Britain is set to leave the European Union, deal or no deal.

The former London mayor has continued his ascent through British politics despite a long history of controversy. After his predecessor Theresa May failed to negotiate a deal both Parliament and the EU could agree on, the more enthusiastically pro-Brexit Johnson emerged as the leading candidate for an unenviable office.

The decisions he makes in the coming months will have wide implications for Britain, Europe and the world economy.

We spoke with The Economist's Anne McElvoy about what to expect from the man known as "BoJo."