Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak won the minimum number of votes needed to run for Conservative Party leader on Friday following the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Terrace, supporters said.
“I am honored to be the 100th Conservative MP to support Rishi,” the Conservative MP tweeted. senior Tobias Ellwood.
Sunak will automatically become Conservative Party leader and prime minister if his rivals Benny Mordaunt and Boris Johnson fail in their bid to win 100 nominations from their Conservative peers. in Parliament.
The party’s majority official, Graham Brady, said Thursday that candidates to succeed Liz Terrace “would need the support of at least 100 members” out of 357 Conservative MPs, under the rules introduced by the Conservative Party.
For her part, the Minister for Relations with the Parliament Penny Mordaunt announced on Friday her candidacy to succeed the resigned prime minister, while the hypothesis of the return to power of Boris Johnson, who has received increasing support for the inside the conservative party in power.
Mordaunt is the first to officially announce his candidacy for office after the majority party was forced to organize the second internal poll in weeks to choose a new leader for themselves and for the country.
Terrace announced his resignation on Thursday, just 44 days after taking office.
A YouGov poll showed that 79% of Britons thought she was right to step down, while 64% described her as a “bad” prime minister.
The poll also revealed that three out of five voters want early general elections. in in line with the anger of the opposition parties in one moment in citizens are facing difficulties as the cost of living crisis worsens.
Trass won the vote to succeed Johnson with the support of just over 80,000 Conservative Party members, ahead of Rishi Sunak, who rightly warned that his uncompromising program of tax cuts and debt increases would undermine the economy.
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