Rishi Sunak may be the frontrunner to become the next UK prime minister, but Boris Johnson is urging him to resign and come back to replace Liz Strass, British media reports say. ing.
Liz Truss replaced Johnson just six weeks ago after defeating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership race. Former Finance Minister Sunak is now the logical next option, at least according to bookmakers.
But Boris Johnson has insisted to Conservative MPs that only he can prevent his party from facing defeat in the elections scheduled for December 2024. telegraph, London.
Opposition parties are calling for a general election, citing the waning popularity of the ruling party, which holds a parliamentary majority.
Boris Johnson said he is now “putting pressure on Rishi Sunak to reach out and get back together.” Telegraph and called it “a remarkable olive branch after their masses fell out.”
The leadership election is next week and a decision is expected by Friday.
Crippled by rising prices and failed tax cuts, Liz Truss will go down in British history as Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister so far – she resigned at 45 did.th On the day of his inauguration, and may serve another week as interim PM.
Besides the obvious candidates Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson, there remains House Majority Leader Penny Mordaunt.
Initially, it was a five-way battle involving Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Treasury Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Both then withdrew. Ben Wallace may endorse Johnson.
The colorful Boris Johnson served as prime minister for three years before a string of scandals (one of which was partying during the Covid lockdown) led to his ouster. However, some polls show that despite his low opinion of him by a wide range of voters now, he is popular with Conservative MPs and some of the party, who see him as the populist they need. ing.
The 58-year-old is still more popular than Liz Truss, according to a recent poll by a prominent agency.
But all the attention is on Rishi Sunak, a billionaire financial consultant and businessman who was UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (effectively Chancellor of the Exchequer) during the Covid pandemic.
His richness means the question of whether he can understand the current economic situation of people choosing between heating and eating.
The son of Indian parents who came to the UK from Africa decades ago, he is married to Indian tech heiress Akshata Murty.