Factbox: With Boris Johnson set to quit, how will a new UK PM be chosen?

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LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson was expected to resign as prime minister on Thursday, triggering a search for a new British leader. Below is how a process to find Johnson’s successor will work: – Candidates putting themselves forward for the leadership – and there could be many – must be nominated by two other Conservative lawmakers. – Conservative lawmakers then hold several rounds of votes to whittle down the field. Each time they are asked to vote for their favoured candidate in a secret ballot, and the person with the fewest votes is eliminated. – This process is repeated until there a…

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