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Rishi Sunak announces his official candidacy for the UK Conservative Party primaries

Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak confirmed this Sunday his candidacy for the primaries of the Conservative Party to replace Liz Truss at the head of the formation in power and of the Government of the United Kingdom.

The party has started an internal process to choose its new leader after Truss announced his resignation on Thursday as a result of the turmoil that his economic program, with tax cuts that he was later forced to reverse, caused in the markets.

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Sunak He announced his candidacy on his Twitter account, in which he stated that the United Kingdom is facing a “deep economic crisis” and that his objective is to overcome this situation and unite the party.

”The choice our party makes now will decide whether the next generation of Britons will have more opportunities than the last. That is why I am running to be your next Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party.” he pointed Sunak.

The politician stressed that he was in charge of the Economy in the “hardest” moments for the country, in reference to the pandemic, and indicated that “the challenges we face are even greater. But the opportunities, if we make the right decision, are phenomenal.”

Boris Johnson’s former Economy Minister assured that he has a plan to solve the country’s major problems and promised to fulfill the electoral promises made by his formation in the 2019 general elections.

“There will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of government that I lead and I will work around the clock to get the job done.” pointed out.

Sunak He ended his statement asking to be given the opportunity to resolve the problems and lead his party to victory in the next general election (2024).

According to his campaign sources, Sunak You already have the supports you need (100 or more) to access these primaries of training.

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Tory politicians who want to present themselves have until 2:00 p.m. local time (1:00 p.m. GMT) this Monday to do so.

In addition to Sunak, the leader of the conservative parliamentary group in the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt, has confirmed her candidacy, although she only has, for the moment, the support of 23 deputies.

Looking ahead to Monday, if there are three candidates, the “Tory” deputies will vote for one of them and the last two will be submitted to online voting by those affiliated with the formation.

Source: Elcomercio

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