The race to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister United kingdom Friday (8) began with the announcement of the first nominations.
Johnson resigned from the leadership of the Conservative Party and government United kingdom In the face of internal pressure that he said was unbearable. Now, the Conservative Party must elect a new leader in the internal elections.
Politicians considered that the candidates had not yet announced their candidacies. A YouGov poll of Conservative voters put Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Secretary of State for International Trade Penny Mordaunt among the leaders.
Whoever is elected is automatically prime minister until the next legislative elections scheduled for 2024.
See below who the candidates have already announced themselves:
Rishi Sunak, former Finance Minister
Rishi Sunak in the British Parliament (Photo: Reuters)
Sunak, 42, is the first Hindu to hold the position of Finance Minister in United kingdomhe resigned on Tuesday – around the same time as his health counterpart Sajid Javid – sparking the crisis that led to Johnson’s resignation as party leader on Thursday.
He announced on Twitter on Friday that he would seek to be the next Conservative Party leader and prime minister.
“We must restore confidence, rebuild the economy, and unite the country,” he wrote.
Tom Tugendhat, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, chairman of Parliament’s foreign affairs committee and a politician who has always been critical of Johnson, also announced his candidacy.
Photo by Tom Tugendhat from April 9, 2019 – Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP
Before becoming a deputy, he was in the army. “I am forming a coalition of colleagues that will bring new energy and ideas to government and ultimately end the Brexit-induced divide that has dominated our recent history.
Soila Braverman, Attorney General
Even before Johnson resigned, Soyla Braverman, the country’s attorney general, said on a TV show that she intended to run for office.
Soila, 42, has been an MP since 2015. Boris Johnson appointed her as attorney general in February 2020.
Soyla Braverman, UK Attorney General (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP)
Her parents are immigrants (the father is a Kenyan and the mother is from Mauritius) and they have arrived United kingdom in the 1960s.
Labor opposition calls for early elections.
If the Conservatives do not fire Johnson immediately, Labor will launch a censure note against the executive, which has threatened Labor number two, Angela Rayner. Reiner told the BBC that Johnson was “a liar, he’s drowned in corruption, and we can’t live with that for another two months”.
Given that Johnson’s departure is not enough and that “real change of government” is necessary, Labor leader Keir Starmer said he was assessing the possibility of a motion to assign blame to the executive branch, in a bid to speed up the call for an election. Expected – something very harmful to conservatives at the moment.
Dominic Raab temporarily?
Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major said it was “unsustainable” for Johnson to remain in office and suggested that Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab should take over as caretaker prime minister.
A government spokesman ruled out that possibility on Friday, telling reporters that Johnson “remains prime minister until there is a new leader of the party and the work of government will continue as long as that happens.”
Also according to a YouGov poll, 56% of Britons agree that Johnson should leave power now.
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