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Possible successors to Truss: Will Boris Johnson return with unexpected speed?  |  Currently

Possible successors to Truss: Will Boris Johnson return with unexpected speed? | Currently

Liz Truss resigned as UK Prime Minister after just 45 days on Thursday. For the fourth time in more than six years, the British can search for a new political leader. These are the potential candidates listed.

Rishi Sunak

If Mart Smits or Jack van Gelder had reported on British politics, Sunak would have been asked the following question: “What’s on your mind right now?” The 42-year-old Sunak lost to Truss at the beginning of September in the battle to succeed resigned Boris Johnson (more on that later).

In election debates, Sunak warned about Truss’ tax plans. He predicted it would be disastrous, and he was right. Sunak was the most popular candidate among Conservative MPs. But when all 170,000 party members were allowed to vote, he had no chance against Truss.

Maybe Sunak now wants to show that he’s been the better choice all along. Then of course he still has to feel it, 45 days after his death. He hasn’t talked about it publicly yet. But political allies are sure of that repeatedly Want to take a shot.

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.


Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.

picture: France Press agency

Penny Mordaunt

Mordaunt was the last to be eliminated from the Truss-Sunak battle in the previous election. She was in the top two until the last primaries. At the crucial moment, Truss, who also defeated Sunak, overtook her.

With Truss rising in record time, Mordaunt was the most visible the challenger from Sonak. She developed into one of Johnson’s fiercest opponents during Johnson’s premiership. Johnson and Snack have often been beaten up for participating in illegal parties during the lockdowns. Mordaunt described it as “shameful”.

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Mordaunt, 49, was previously the first female Secretary of Defense. She is seen in the corridors as the person who can restore a divided Tory party To connect.

Penny Mordaunt


Penny Mordaunt

Penny Mordaunt

picture: Reuters

Jeremy Hunt

Hunt has since announced that Do not think To follow Truss. However, it is not unreasonable for an ambitious hunter to do so Until now candidate. In 2019, he actually tried to become party leader (and thus prime minister) on behalf of the Conservatives. Then he lost to Johnson. Earlier this year, he did not participate in the battle for his successor.

After Kwasi Quarting resigned last week, Hunt was appointed finance minister. Hunt was already called” truly Prime Minister.” The first thing he did was almost all the tax plans of his predecessor backing down to make. This also put more pressure on the gears.

The 55-year-old hasn’t been particularly popular just yet, not even within his own party. commonly used Nickname You get it if the first letter of his last name is replaced by the letter “C”. This results in a swear word in English. His early tenure as finance minister appears to have earned him some popularity. But this is not (yet) enough to run for a higher office.

Jeremy Hunt.


Jeremy Hunt.

Jeremy Hunt.

picture: Reuters

Boris Johnson

Nothing exemplifies the chaos in British politics better than the return of Johnson. A few months after he stepped down as prime minister, his name was already starting to sing. And it’s more than just a whisper in the hallways.

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In his farewell speech, Johnson hinted that he felt he could have stayed as prime minister. He is still very popular with many party members. Others do not wait for his return at all.

According to political commentators, Johnson has already decided to run for office. will do to believe It is a “matter of national interest”. However, he first tries to gauge how much support he will actually get.