Just in: UK Announces New Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak



The UK’s former main finance minister, known as the chancellor of the exchequer, took a risky bet.

According to CNN news, He launched an attack that contributed to Boris Johnson’s resignation as prime minister, ran as his replacement, but Liz Truss ultimately defeated him. He retired to the back benches of the legislature after conceding defeat.

The fact that Sunak has triumphantly returned from the political desert to succeed Truss, whose premiership disintegrated last week, is a sign of how volatile British politics has become.

Sunak was the only contender for the leadership to receive the required 100 votes among Conservative lawmakers, which was the cutoff set by party authorities for prospective candidates.

At 42 years old, he will be the first person of colour to serve as prime minister of the United Kingdom.

He is also the youngest person to take the office in more than 200 years.

He was the last person standing after his rivals – Johnson and the Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt – fell by the wayside.

Speaking after being declared the new Conservative leader, Sunak said he was “honored and humbled” to become the next prime minister.

It is the greatest privilege of my life to be able to serve the party I love, and to be able to give back to the country i owe so much to,” Sunak said

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