Kemi, 4 others advance to next round in race for Tory leadership, new British Prime Minister

Posted by News Express | 15 July 2022 | 474 times

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British Attorney General Suella Braverman was on Thursday knocked out of the leadership race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the UK.

The five candidates that now remain are former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, International Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Tom Tugendhat, and former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch.

These five will advance to the next round of voting on Monday.

Conservative lawmakers will continue to vote until just two candidates remain, at which point the vote will open up to party members.

The winner will lead the party and become the country's next prime minister, with the final result to be announced on Sept. 5.

Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he would resign last Thursday, but said he would stay in his post until a successor was elected.(Anadolu Agency: Text, excluding headline)

 


Source: News Express

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