With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?

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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, 3rd right, Home Secretary Priti Patel, 2nd right, lawmaker Michael Gove, fourth left, listen as Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during his first cabinet meeting since the general election, inside 10 Downing Street in London. With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized and in intensive care Wednesday April 8, 2020, after contracting the new coronavirus, Raab, Gove and Patel are among key players in Johnson's Cabinet who will be directing Britain's response to the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus, while their leader is being treated. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

LONDON – With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in intensive care after contracting the coronavirus, who's left to run the country? A look at the key players in Johnson's Cabinet:


As first secretary of state, Raab has been designated by Johnson to temporarily take on many of the prime ministers tasks, including leading the government’s emergency daily coronavirus “war Cabinet” meeting.

Raab, 46, was appointed foreign secretary in July 2019 and has been seen by many as a rising star in the Conservative Party.

Prior to heading the Foreign Office, he served at the helm of Britain's Brexit department, but only for several months. A keen advocate of leaving the European Union, he resigned as Brexit secretary in November 2018 after clashing with then-Prime Minister Theresa May over her plan to leave the EU.

He positioned himself as a “hard Brexit” advocate during the 2019 Conservative leadership race, but was knocked out before reaching the final two stages.

Raab was a lawyer before he was elected as a lawmaker in 2010. He is a longtime admirer of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.