Truss successor: Rishi Sunak appointed new British Prime Minister

Truss successor: Rishi Sunak appointed new British Prime Minister

Status: 10/24/2022 5:58 PM

Before expected, it is now clear who will replace the truce in Downing Street: former finance minister Rishi Sunak will become the new prime minister of Great Britain. His only rival, Penny Mordant, withdrew his candidacy.

Rishi Sunak became the Prime Minister of Great Britain. As the sole applicant, he gathered the required number of supporters of at least 100 MPs, as announced by the Conservative Party in London. This means that the former finance minister will automatically replace Liz Truss, the previous leader of the Tory party and prime minister, who resigned after only 44 days in office.

Former Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who also applied, withdrew just before the deadline. Sunak has his full support, the acting minister for parliamentary affairs wrote on Twitter.

Economic crisis and a divided party

Tough tasks await for the former hedge fund manager. Sunak, in his first public reaction since his victory, said the country faces a “deep economic challenge”. His top priority is to bring the Conservative Party and the country together. “What we need now is stability and unity,” Sunak said. “I promise that I will serve you with honesty and humility.”

The formal appointment of Rushi Sunak as the new British prime minister is not expected until Tuesday at the earliest.

Sunak was born in Southampton to Indian immigrants. He became the first Hindu to hold the post of British Prime Minister.

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Sunak warns of financial chaos

Sunak projected himself as a candidate who could end the internal squabbles within the party. Most recently, he was supported by Trade Minister Chemi Badenoch and former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, two prominent politicians on the party’s right bank. The 42-year-old benefits from the fact that in the party’s internal election campaign for the party’s leadership against a truce in the summer, he warned of the exact same financial chaos that the current prime minister had caused his economic policies in his short term in office. was born.

As a result, Sunak’s truce is likely to completely reverse the economic and financial program, he said. ard,Correspondent Annette Dietert Feather tagschau24, He will focus more on austerity policy and partially roll back promises of truss energy relief packages.

not everyone is after him

However, experts say that Sunak does not have the support of the entire party and faction. Several members accused him of triggering the downfall of the popular Johnson by resigning as Treasury secretary. Furthermore, critics point to the wealth that is perhaps the richest British parliamentarian. The former investment banker is married to the daughter of the founder of Infosys, who holds a multi-million-pound stake in the Indian IT giant.

With outgoing Prime Minister Truss stepping down after six unprecedented chaotic weeks under pressure from his own party, the Tory party had to seek a new leadership for the second time in a few months. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially discussed a return, but surprisingly withdrew on Sunday evening.

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