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Boris Johnson succession controversy: See who the front-runners are for UK PM |  the world

Boris Johnson succession controversy: See who the front-runners are for UK PM | the world

The race to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister UK This Friday (8) started with the announcement of nominations.

Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative Party and government UK In the face of internal pressure he said he could not bear it. Now, the Conservative Party must elect a new leader in an internal party election.

Politicians who are considered favorites are yet to announce their candidacy. A poll of YouKov Conservative voters put Defense Minister Ben Wallace and Secretary of State for International Trade Benny Mordant among the leaders.

Whoever is elected will automatically be prime minister until the next assembly elections in 2024.

See below who are the already announced candidates:

Rishi Sunak, Former Finance Minister

Rishi Sunak in the British Parliament – Photo: REUTERS

Sunak, 42, is the first Hindu to take over as finance minister UKHis resignation on Tuesday – at the same time as his health-related Sajid Javid – sparked a crisis that led to Johnson’s resignation as party leader on Thursday.

He announced on Twitter on Friday that he would be the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister.

“We must restore confidence, rebuild the economy and unite the country,” he wrote.

Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Tom Dugentat

Image by Tom Tugenthat from 9 April 2019 — Photo: Tolka Akmen/ AFP

Before becoming a deputy, he was in the Army. “I am building a coalition of colleagues that will bring new energy and ideas to government and ultimately end the divisiveness that Brexit has caused and that has dominated our recent history.

Suella Braverman, Attorney General

Before Johnson resigned, Suella Braverman, the nation’s attorney general, said on a television show that she wanted to run for office.

Suella, 42, has been vice president since 2015. He was appointed Attorney General by Boris Johnson in February 2020.

Suella Braverman, Attorney General of the United Kingdom (Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP)

His parents were immigrants (father from Kenya and mother from Mauritius) and arrived UK In the 1960s.

The Labor opposition has called for an early election.

Labor number two Angela Rayner has threatened to launch a motion of censure against the Labor executive if the Conservatives do not sack Johnson immediately. Johnson “is a liar, he’s so corrupt we can’t live with that for another two months,” Rainer told the BBC.

Is Dominic Raab Medieval?

Former Conservative Prime Minister John Major said Johnson’s tenure was “unsustainable” and suggested Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab should act as interim head of government.

That possibility was ruled out by a government spokesman on Friday, who told reporters that Johnson “will remain prime minister until there is a new party leader and the government will continue to work until that happens”.

According to a Yougov poll, 56% of Britons agree Johnson should leave power now.

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