Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sunk and Truss, Two Finalists for Conservative Leadership in the United Kingdom

London, Rishi Sunak, former Minister of Economy, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, They 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 between “Tory” deputies held today.

Sunak has been crowned the favorite of parliamentary group The Conservatives in the House of Commons, who at the last minute managed to oust Secretary of State for Trade Policy, Penny Mordant, with 105, compared with 113 votes received by Truss.

The two finalists will now go through one vote The postal mail between the governing formation’s bases and the winner will be announced on Monday, 5 September, after the parliamentary summer break.

The day after the new leader’s appointment, Johnson will step down as premier. government And his heir or successor would be invested in a brief act by Queen Elizabeth II of England at Buckingham Palace.

Sunk and Truss, Two Finalists for Conservative Leadership in the United Kingdom
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss during a television debate. (file photo)
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During the month of August, Sunak, 42, and Truss, 46, would try to capture the vote of AffiliatesWhich, according to internal polls, is a priority in favor of the current head of the Foreign Office, also supported by the right-wing of lawmakers.

former chancellor of the treasury, if he won primaryHe will be the first Hindu and person of color to become the prime minister of this country, who on July 5 resigned from the Johnson government due to disagreements with his management, and especially with his economic priorities.

It remains to be seen whether that decision, in which the then health minister, Sajid Javid, preceded him, will affect him in the polls among the militants, as some are still sympathetic to Boris Johnson, who lost his seat on 7 July. announced his resignation. the confidence of his parliamentary group.

The truss was abroad at the time of the crisis. government And he maintained his support for the chief until the very last moment, so that he is still in the caretaker cabinet.

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