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Conservatives To Protests Amid Race To Succeed Johnson

Several conservatives protested amid a race to succeed Johnson. The British Conservative Party’s new leadership race has thrown their hats into the ring this weekend. Accordingly, they are opening up the field to replace the departing Boris Johnson.

Following, a wide variety of candidates heralds a potentially bitter contest. He is about to take over as party leader and therefore also as the UK’s new prime minister. 

Conservatives To Protest For Boris Johnson 

Conservatives gathered to protest for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has recently resigned from office. Accordingly, he has agreed to resign last week, once a new leader is chosen. 

He had  a series of domestic scandals implicating his leadership and integrity. However, the number of candidates stood at nine on Sunday morning. 

New Candidates For The Leadership

There are some famous political figures to declare their candidacy. Some of them include the former health minister Sajid Javid, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer (finance minister) Nadhim Zahawi, and the ex-foreign and health minister Jeremy Hunt. 

Accordingly, they all entered the race to become the new British Prime Minister. However, Trade minister Penny Mordaunt then became the latest to declare her candidacy. 

Then, she launched a campaign video saying “our leadership has to change”. They were preceded by the current transport minister Grant Shapps, who is advocating his stance against the main rail union amid an ongoing industrial dispute. 

Read Also: Boris Johnson Resigned But Remain In Office Until Successor Is Chosen

Is Rishi Sunak Going To Be The New Prime Minister?

Former finance minister Rishi Sunak whose resignation on Tuesday night triggered a flurry of others. He is among the favorites for the job.

Accordingly, Rishi Sunak announced his leadership bid on Friday. He made a campaign video. In which, he promised to confront the difficult economic backdrop with “honesty, seriousness and determination”, rather than piling the burden on future generations.

Moreover, the announcement of Rishi Sunak’s candidacy won the immediate support of several MPs. And, he is also the preferred candidate among Conservative Party members. A quarter of whom favor him, according to a poll last week.

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