Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is running again for prime minister.
“Britain is a great country but we are in a serious economic crisis so I want to lead the Conservative Party and become the next Prime Minister,” Sunak wrote on Twitter on Sunday. The 42-year-old is considered the favorite in the race to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss and already has well over the 100 necessary supporters in the group.
In early September, Sunak lost the race to succeed Johnson to Truss, who is now stepping down after six good weeks of unprecedented chaos. Sunak is now credited by many for repeatedly warning during the election campaign about the very chaos that Truss unleashed in the financial markets with his economic policies.
Johnson’s candidacy is also expected
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also said to be running for prime minister again. Allies have said Johnson is ready and has there are already enough followers together. On Saturday morning, the 58-year-old landed back in London with his family after a short vacation in the Caribbean.
Also in the running is Penny Mordaunt, the minister responsible for parliamentary affairs, who officially announced her candidacy on Friday. Nominations can be received until Monday afternoon. By next Friday at the latest, it should be clear who will head the government in the future. − dpa
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