Conservative leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss to be Britain’s next prime minister: The ITV debate at Riverside Studios on July 17, 2022 in London, England.
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London – Liz Truss will face Rishi Sunak in the final to succeed Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister.
Benny Mordant dropped out of the race on Wednesday after receiving low support in a fifth round of polling among conservative members of parliament.
Former finance minister Sunak led with 137 votes, while Foreign Secretary Truss came second with 113 votes. International Trade Minister Mordant came second with 105 votes. There were two defective ballot papers.
Truss and Sunak will now become the leader of England’s Conservative Party and thus the Prime Minister.
The results of the final vote, which falls to Conservative Party members, will be announced by September 5, with Johnson expected to remain as caretaker prime minister until then.
What happens next?
The latest poll of the closely contested race for Johnson was Wednesday He resigned as Conservative Party leader On July 7, following numerous scandals and mass resignations from his own cabinet.
Eight candidates won the first round of voting on July 12, with the number gradually reduced by conservative lawmakers at five levels.
A Early voting is Tuesday – Fourth in the race – Gemi Patenoch, former Minister for Local Government and later Minister for Women and Equalities, was evicted with 59 votes. Sunak received 118 votes, Mordant 92 votes and Truss 86 votes.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is in the running to become Britain’s next Prime Minister.
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The final say will now fall to Conservative Party members – of whom there are 200,000 or 0.3% of the British population – who will vote for their preferred candidate.
In the coming weeks, both contenders will begin a series of campaign events across the country where voters will question their policies.
Conservative Party members will choose the winner in a postal vote, with the winning candidate automatically becoming prime minister.
Too close to call
Sunak led Britain’s economy Corona virus infection, has so far emerged as Britain’s favorite to win the top job. But little is guaranteed in the fast-moving world of British politics.
On a Tuesday A YouGov poll of Conservative Party members, Sunak lost to both Mordant and Truss in the final two-way round of voting. At the time, Truss was poised to defeat Sunak 54 to 35, while Mordant beat him 51 to 37.
Sunak remains firm in his opposition to tax cuts, arguing instead for cuts Rising inflation is Britain’s top priority. However, he has faced criticism for several failures under Johnson’s leadership, including flouting the rules of the Covid-19 lockdown.
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street in London on March 23, 2022.
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However, Truss has not been without its share of pushback, including proposals to change the Bank of England’s mandate and introduce a series of tax cuts.
A separate YouGov poll on Wednesday More than half (52%) of Conservative Party members consider personality to be the most important attribute they look for when choosing a new leader. A third (32%) cite conventional Conservative policies, while 1 in 5 (19%) mention Brexit.
It comes as the United Kingdom’s Labor Party looks set to defeat the Conservatives in the general election. A recent survey.
Britain is due to hold its next general election by January 2025, but the incoming prime minister could choose to vote earlier.