Former British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has won the second round of the Prime Ministerial election. He got the highest number of 101 votes in the second round on Thursday.
Former British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has won the second round of the Prime Ministerial election. He got the highest number of 101 votes in the second round on Thursday. Sunak got a maximum of 88 votes in the first round as well. The Conservative Party will field 358 members, leaving only Sunak to run for the PM's job. Penny Mordant (83), Liz Truss (64), Kemi Badenoch (49), and Tori Backbencher (32) all got votes in the second round.
In the first round of voting, Sunak received 88 votes, followed by Commerce Minister Penny Mordant with 76 votes and Foreign Minister Liz Truss with 50. Former minister Kemi Badenoch received 40 votes, Tom Tungendt 37, and Attorney General Suela Braverman 32. Former cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt, who got 18 votes in the first round, has backed Sunak. The next round of voting for the 358 members of the Conservative Party in Parliament will take place early next week.
I think that overcoming inflation and keeping it from rising is my financial priority. "Inflation is the enemy, and it makes everyone poor," Sunak told a news channel. He emphasized the issue of tax cuts, which are crucial among the leading contenders. 'I will announce the tax cut in Parliament, but I will do it responsibly. I am not promising to reduce taxes to win elections; I am going to win elections to reduce taxes," Sunak said.