After Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister of the UK, for a short time Boris Johnson was credited to compete to replace her. But he suddenly dropped out of the race to return as Prime Minister, on Sunday. He even said this was in the national interest.Just to remember, previously, in 2016, Johnson winded by his betrayal by Michael Gove, pulled out of the leadership election rather than risk humiliation. The other contender, Penny Mordaunt, is way off securing the crucial number required to contest the election to replace Liz Truss. The favorite is now the former finance minister Rishi Sunak.
If elected, Sunak would be the first leader of color to preside over Britain’s government and the first of Indian descent. Possibly, Sunak will automatically be named prime minister if Ms Mordaunt fails to garner the support of 100 MPs by 2 pm local time on Monday. Sunak is a graduate of Stanford University. His wife is the daughter of the founder of Infosys, who is a billionaire in India. Sunak has the backing of almost 150 lawmakers. He declared that he wants to “fix our economy, unite our party and deliver for our country.” He already promised “there will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of the government I lead and I will work day in and day out to get the job done.” “Although he has decided not to run for PM again, I truly hope he continues to contribute to public life at home and abroad,”Sunak said about Boris Johnson.