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Boris Johnson will not succeed Liz Truss

He had already traveled to London, but is now returning: Boris Johnson no longer wants to be Prime Minister.

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not run for office again after an internal party vote. Although he has the necessary support in the conservative Tory group, he decided against it, the politician said on Sunday evening. He has the support of more than 100 MPs and could submit a petition, Johnson wrote.

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak is Downing Street’s most promising candidate. More than 140 MPs have spoken publicly on his behalf, according to the BBC. The support of at least 100 MPs is required. As he officially announced his candidacy on Sunday, Sunak wrote on Twitter that he wants to lead the country through the crisis “with integrity and professionalism”. Also in the running is Penny Mordant, Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs, who was a distant third.

‘There is no united party in Parliament’

The Tory Party is looking for a successor to outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss, who resigned on Thursday after six unprecedentedly chaotic weeks in office after pressure from her party. Candidates can enter the race until Monday afternoon (3 pm CEST).

Commenting on his withdrawal, Johnson wrote: “I have a good chance of success at grassroots level and may be back in Downing Street on Friday.” However, he concluded that this was not the right way. “You cannot govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament.” No agreement was reached with his rivals, Sunak or Mordant. “I feel like I have a lot to give but unfortunately it’s probably not the right time,” the 58-year-old said.


SULTAN MAHMUDhttps://nextpress.news/
Bangladesh Politics, Political Development, Party Politics, International Affiars, Liberation War of Bangladesh, Peace and Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Security Studies.
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