London. – Rishi Sunaka billionaire grandson of Indian immigrants, He won the race to be the leader of the Conservative Party and become Britain’s next prime ministerthird this year.
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer will be the first non-white British leader to face a mission The stability of his party and the country at a time economic and political turmoil.
Parliamentary Group Chairman Graham Brady announced that “Rishi Sunak has been elected Leader of the Conservative Party”.
not long ago, Mordaunt admitted defeat on Twitter and gave his “full support” to the 42-year-old former finance minister.
We have chosen who will be our next prime minister. This is a historic decision and shows once again the diversity of talent that exists in our party. Rishi has my full support.,” he said on Twitter.
Mordaunt, 49, has been left out as Sonak’s only potential rival after that Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson rules out the possibility of a controversial comeback Sunday eveningdeclaring that he would not run to succeed Truss, who resigned, who replaced him on September 6.
Brady said Sunak was due to appear shortly thereafter.
it is not determined yet When he and Truss go to meet King Charles III to formalize the appointment of the third British Prime Minister in two months’ time.
Johnson, 58, whose candidacy eventually split the Conservative Party, said on Sunday that He had 100 necessary supports, but he preferred not to appear.
“It wouldn’t be the right thing to do,” he said. “You cannot govern effectively if there is no unified party in Parliament.”Added the controversial former leader, whose squad forced him to resign in July as a result of the accumulation of scandals.
Johnson was vacationing with his family in the Dominican Republic when Truss announced his resignation on Thursday, mired in the financial chaos he caused with his controversial tax policies after Only a month and a half in power. On Saturday, Johnson brought forward his return to London to test the atmosphere for a possible political comeback.
He claimed that he was “in a good position to achieve a Conservative victory in 2024”, the date of the next legislative elections, and that he had “many chances of succeeding in elections with members of the Conservative Party”, but stated that he was giving up. Because of the inability to unite the party.
His decision opened the door for Sunak, his former finance minister who Many are accused of causing Johnson’s downfall by his resignation in JulyHe became the first politician from an ethnic minority to lead the United Kingdom.
This former billionaire banker, grandson of Indian immigrants who studied in elite British schools, will also become The first head of the Hindu government At the start of Diwali, an important Hindu festival that is very popular among the British Indian community.
British Conservative Party leader An invitation to “the whole party” to unite around your age.
“Now is the time for the entire party to come together and stand behind Rishi as he continues the vital work of addressing the challenges we face as a country,” Jake Perry said in a statement.
“The time for internal debate is really over, and under the leadership of Rishi Sunak, I know we can and will implement the priorities of the British people.”
Agence France-Presse and The Associated Press