Liz Truss defeated Rishi Sunak and is all set to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On September 5, after rounds of vote counting, Liz Truss has been elected as the next PM, successor of Borish Johnson, who stepped down as the PM of UK. Liz beat her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399.
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is leading the race to replace Boris Johnson as UK's next Prime Minister. Of the two contenders, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, Truss is heading the race by 90%, confirmed a local survey by Smarkets. Notably, released on August 1, the chances of Liz Truss has 90.0% winning chances. The leadership race was triggered after Johnson was forced to step down on July 7.
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Britain's two prime ministerial candidates agreed to make illegal immigration a priority, with both supporting the government's policy of transferring people to Rwanda on July 24. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are competing to become Britain's next prime minister. So far, the two contenders have disagreed on the timing of any tax cuts at a time when Britain is dealing with rising prices, sluggish economy, and growing number of strikes.
After the third round of voting finished on July 18, four candidates advanced to the next vote round in the campaign to be the leader of the Conservative Party and succeed outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Rishi Sunak (115 votes), Penny Mordaunt (82 votes), Liz Truss (71 votes), and Kemi Badenoch (71 votes) are the four survivors (58 votes). The winner will be revealed on September 5.
Rishi Sunak, an Indian-origin former Chancellor, emerged as the strongest candidate to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister, topping the poll in the first round of voting with 88 votes. Other survivors are Penny Mordaunt (67 votes), Liz Truss (50 votes), Kemi Badenoch (40 votes), Tom Tugendhat (37 votes), and Suella Braverman (32 votes). The second ballot is set for July 14. The winner will be declared on… read-more
With Home Secretary Priti Patel perhaps announcing her candidacy, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has formally entered the contest for the Tory leadership. Foreign Office minister Rehman Chishti has also entered the race, bringing the total to 11 Conservatives seeking to replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. Several of the 11 Tory leadership candidates have outlined conflicting tax policies as a key component of their platforms.
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Boris Johnson resigned as the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, on July 7. He will also pave way for a new Prime Minister to be elected. Johnson however, will serve as the Prime Minister till a new leader is elected. This has come after over 50 lawmakers resigned. A new PM is expected to replace Johnson in the early October.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has claimed that PM Narendra Modi has intervened with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russia-Ukraine conflict several times. While speaking at a press conference fixed by the British High Commission, Johnson refused to criticise India over not condemning Russia. Later, he also opened up to the media about the reopening of the British embassy in Kyiv.
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UK PM Boris Johnson and PM Narendra Modi held a meeting in Delhi, during Johnson's two-day India visit. On April 22, the duo discussed trade, security, and technology enhancement agreements and announced expanded India-UK defense partnership. They vowed to seal an ambitious free trade agreement by 2022-end. Furthermore, PM Boris said that UK will create an Open General Export Licence (OGEL) for India to "reduce bureaucracy and slashing… read-more
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for democratic countries to stick together amid the growing threat of autocratic states. He also highlighted the role of the strategic partnership with India, calling the country an "economic powerhouse." The British High Commission noted that Johnson's upcoming visit to India is aimed at deepening the bilateral ties. Johnson would kick-off his India visit in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.