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That’s one of the most pressing questions for Swedes, according to Google search data.

Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner, was a surprise inclusion in Theresa May’s new cabinet, as foreign secretary.

The appointment of Johnson, who has made a series of diplomatic gaffes and angered pro-Europeans by helping secure Britain’s exit from the EU, prompted attacks from senior politicians in France, Germany and Sweden.

Since his unveiling most web users in countries such as France, Germany and the Netherlands simply wanted to know who he was and more about him.

But it was online searchers in Sweden who asked some of the strangest questions, including the second most popular: Is Boris Johnson a clown? They also seemingly expressed their incredulity at his hiring. The fifth most popular question searched was: How could May appoint Johnson?

Top search questions on Boris Johnson since his appointment as Britain’s new foreign minister

France:
1. Who is Boris Johnson?
2. What did Boris Johnson say about Obama?
3. Why was Boris Johnson appointed?
4. Who voted for the British PM?

Germany:
1. Who is Boris Johnson?
2. How old is Boris Johnson?
3. How many languages does Boris Johnson speak?
4. Is Boris Johnson Turkish?
5. Why Boris Johnson?

Ireland:
1. What languages does Boris Johnson speak?
2. Is Boris Johnson married?
3. Is Boris Johnson an MP?
4. What did Boris Johnson say about Obama?
5. Why did Theresa May appoint Boris Johnson?

Netherlands:
1. Who is Boris Johnson?
2. Who is Boris Johnson’s grandfather?
3. What did Boris Johnson say about Obama?
4. Why is Boris Johnson not prime minister?
5. What has Boris Johnson done for London?

Sweden:
1. Who is Boris Johnson?
2. Is Boris Johnson a clown?
3. Who is the UK’s new foreign secretary?
4. What did Boris Johnson say about Hillary Clinton?
5. How could May appoint Johnson?

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