Boris Johnson admits Rishi Sunak could be Britain’s next PM

Rishi Sunak jumped ahead in the race to become Conservative leader when Boris Johnson announced that he will not enter the Tory leadership race.

Boris Johnson admits Rishi Sunak could be Britain's next PM
Former Foreign Minister Rishi Sunak has the support of more than 100 MPs. (Photo: Reuters)

By Loveena Tandon: Given that the former prime minister Boris Johnson has declared himself out of the Tory leadership contests, it may be Rishi Sunak’s coronation and a wonderful Diwali present. Rishi Sunak might succeed Penny Mordaunt as prime minister of Great Britain if she is unable to get the necessary 100 MPs to advance to the first round of voting.

57 MPs made it known that they supported Boris Johnson. He said that while the number was 102, it was eliminated for “national interest.” Boris Johnson will “battle to unify the party,” but he thinks he can take the group to another election triumph.

He said in a statement that there was a good possibility he would win the election with supporters of the Conservative party and that he would really return to Downing Street on Friday. However, I have regrettably come to the decision over the last several days that doing this would not be the appropriate course of action. Without a cohesive party in parliament, you cannot successfully rule.

This follows Boris Johnson’s two critical encounters with Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt. In reality, Penny Mordaunt said that she would support Rishi rather than Boris if she were to quit.

If Penny and Rishi decide to run again, nomination papers must be sent in by October 24 at 2 p.m.

The first round of voting for deputies will take place on October 24 from 3:30 to 5:30, and the results will be made public at 6:00. If a second indicative vote is necessary, it will take place at 6:30 pm so that party members may learn which of the final two candidates is preferred by the deputies. At 9:00 p.m. on the same day, the outcome of this indicative vote will be made public.

There is a probability that the remaining two contenders will agree on who will serve as prime minister. Members of the Tory party will use a safe online voting mechanism to cast their ballots if this doesn’t happen. On October 28, voting will end at 11:00 p.m., and the results will be made public later that day.

On October 28, the UK is anticipated to have a new prime minister.

Right now, Rishi Sunak is in the lead.

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