So Theresa May, the British prime minister who was not elected to her post,
No wonder absolutely every idea postured in the paper is wrong.
For those who don’t get it (say, New York Times reporters) we have a parliamentary system. Whoever gains control of a majority of MPs is PM. The usual method of that is that the parties have an election for who should be party leader. The Conservatives have such a majority in the Commons, May won the election to be party leader of the Conservatives.
We simply do not have, and never have had, a directly elected Prime Minister. And as I’ve pointed out before, the majority of modern PMs weren’t even party leaders at the General Election before their elevation.