The former Secretary of the Economy, Rishi Sunak, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, are the two finalists who will compete for the leadership of the British Conservative Party and the position of Prime Minister, according to the results of the final vote. Among the “Tory” deputies held this Wednesday.
Sunak has been crowned the favorite of the conservative parliamentary group in the House of Commons, compared to the 113 votes received by Truss, who managed to oust Secretary of State for Trade Policy Penny Mordant with 105 at the last minute. ,
The two finalists will now be presented for a postal vote between the ruling party’s bases and the winner will be announced on Monday, 5 September, after the parliamentary summer break.
A day after the appointment of the new leader, Johnson would step down as head of government and his successor would be invested by Queen Elizabeth II of England in a brief act at Buckingham Palace.
Johnson’s departure and succession to Britain
During the month of August, Sunak, 42, and Truss, 46, will try to capture the vote of members, which, according to internal polls, is a priority in favor of the current head of the Foreign Office, who has also been supported by lawmakers. of the right wing.
Sunak, close to making history
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer – who, if he won the primaries, would be the first Hindu and person of color to become this country’s prime minister – resigned on July 5 over disagreements with his management and particularly with the Johnson government. , along with their financial priorities.
It has to be seen how that decision turns out, in which he was overthrown by the then Health Minister.
Sajid Javid will influence him in the polls among the militants, as some are still sympathetic to Boris Johnson, who announced his resignation on 7 July after losing the confidence of his parliamentary group.
Truss, for his part, was abroad when the government crisis broke out and maintained his support for the chief until the last minute, so much so that he is still in the caretaker cabinet.