Britain’s new prime minister Rishi Sunak
In Britain, former finance minister Rishi Sunak has been named the new leader of the ruling Conservative Party.
The other prime ministerial candidate, Penny Mordaunt, withdrew from the race after failing to win the support of at least 100 of the party’s 357 MPs.
Thereupon, Sunak won the election without voting among the deputies and party members.
At 42, Sunak will become Britain’s youngest prime minister in modern history.
Sunak will be giving a speech in the next few minutes.
It is expected that King Charles III will give the task of forming the government to Sunak as soon as possible.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last night that he would not participate in the leadership race.
Johnson said he had enough support to enter the race but concluded that his candidacy was not correct, and claimed that 102 MPs from the Conservative Party supported him.
However, the number of lawmakers who have publicly expressed their support for Johnson so far has been 58.
Opposition parties in England are calling for early elections as soon as possible.