June 23, 2024

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UK PM calls early election and dissolves parliament |  the world

UK PM calls early election and dissolves parliament | the world

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Prime Minister of UK, Rishi Sunakcalled early elections Today (22) is Sunak in the country Parliament was dissolved.

Fresh elections, according to Sunak, will be held on July 4 — According to the current calendar, the election should take place in January 2025. Hereby, the United Kingdom its Fourth Prime Minister in two yearsUnless Sunak is re-elected.

In British general elections, all counties each elect their representatives to the House of Commons. The party that wins the majority or forms a majority coalition appoints its leader as the Prime Minister..

The announcement surprised even members of his party, the Conservatives. Sunak, who took power at the end of 2022 after the resignation of former prime minister Liz Truss, had already said he wanted to call a general election in 2024, but this was only expected to happen later this year.

However, according to the local press, he This week, it decided to postpone the election after the release of new positive economic data To your government. British newspaper “The Guardian” reported that party members had convinced Chung that the numbers would not improve until the end of the year, so the Conservatives would be better off holding an election soon.

“This hard-won economic stability is always just the beginning. The question now is how and who you trust to build on that foundation for a secure future for you, your family and our country. It’s time for Britain to choose its future. Do we build on the progress we’ve made or go back to square one?” Decide,” said Rishi Sunak on X (formerly Twitter).

In a notice posted on the door of Downing Street, the headquarters of the British government in London, The Prime Minister did not say whether he would contest the re-election. Economy Minister Jeremy Hunt said: “It would be an honor to fight with all our might, so he [Rishi Sunak] And get re-elected, because we need a government that makes tough decisions.”

Rishi Sunak speaks at Downing Street in London on May 22, 2024 – Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

In the United Kingdom, when a prime minister resigns, his party can choose a replacement internally rather than holding a general election. Truss, the Conservatives’ choice to replace Johnson, was in office for just 44 days.

In a new internal poll, the Conservatives elected Rishi Sunak, who promised to rein in inflation and replenish the economy. But the government of the prime minister, the son of Indian immigrants and married to a billionaire, has been marked by conservative flags, such as a plan to forcibly deport illegal immigrants to Rwanda.

In his speech, he once again supported the plan. Sunak added After Brexit and the pandemic, the country was able to re-establish its economic stability.

“Over the past five years, our country has experienced the most challenging time since World War II,” Sunak said. “I will never leave this country in the shadows, you saw that. Our economy is moving faster than anyone predicted.”

Throughout the speech, “Things Can Only Get Better” could be heard playing in the background on the television broadcast. It is unclear who played it at the time.