Eight members of Britain’s Conservative Party won enough votes on Tuesday and are now candidates to replace outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The next step is the rounds of voting among the deputies so that the two most popular candidates remain.
Parliamentarians obtained the required support from at least twenty other deputies, and thus continued to compete for the leadership of the party and thus the role of head of government.
The next rounds of voting will be held on Wednesday. In the final round, all party members can vote. It should be announced on September 5 who will succeed Johnson.
One of the most famous candidates is former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak. Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has already expressed his support for the former minister. At the start of Senk’s campaign, Raab said of his colleague he “has what it takes” to steer the country through tough economic times.
Furthermore, Secretary of State Liz Truss, Deputy Secretary of International Trade Penny Mordaunt, House of Representatives Tom Tugendhat and Attorney General Suila Braverman are also competing. Former ministers Nadim Zahawi, Jeremy Hunt and Kimi Badenouche also got enough votes.
The eight competitors
- Kimi Badenoch
- Suila Braverman
- Jeremy Hunt
- Penny Mordaunt
- Rishi Sunak
- Les Truss
- Tom Tugendhat
- Nadim Zahawi
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