The race begins to succeed Johnson as Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister


There are eight candidates, who will be voted on for the first time this Wednesday. They must have the support of at least 30 Conservative MPs. By July 22, next Friday, there will only be two candidates left.

Next Wednesday, July 13th starts in United Kingdom the race for successor Boris Johnson at the head of the British Conservative Party and in the position of Prime Minister of the country. There are finally eight candidates, who will submit to the first ballot next Wednesday, aiming to gain the support of at least 30 Conservative MPs.

These and these are the applicantswho have received the approval of at least 20 Conservative Party deputies:

Secretary of State Liz Truss.

Minister of Economy Nadhim Zahawi.

Secretary of State for Commerce Penny Mordaunt.

State Attorney General Suella Braverman.

Former Secretary of Health and Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt.

Former Minister of Economy Rishi Sunak.

Former Secretary of State for Equality Kemi Badenoch.

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat.

Now that the list of candidates is already closed, opinion research agency Opinium has a opinion pollaccording to which Sunak and Truss are the candidates who would receive the most support from the British population, with 28 and 20 percent of support respectively.

Concerning the calendarAs mentioned, the first round of voting between the candidates will take place this Wednesday. Anyone who gets less than 30 votes will be dropped from the process. This Thursday is the second vote, and there could be more next week, until only two finalists are left.

From Friday, July 22, the final two candidates will begin campaigning for the United Kingdom, garnering support from the nearly 200,000 Conservative Party members, and in August the bases will choose between those two finalists in a postal ballot.

On September 5, the name of the winner of the primaries, who will become the new conservative leader and also the prime minister, will be announced.

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Source: EITB


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