Indian-origin Rishi Sunak has strengthened his claim to become the Prime Minister of Britain. Rishi Sunak has topped in the fifth and final tour polling to be elected as the leader of the Conservative Party, ie to replace Borrie Johnson. With this, he has reached the final round of the race to become the Prime Minister of Britain. Where now he will compete with Liz Truss. Truss was foreign secretary during Boris Johnson’s tenure. Truss came second in the fifth phase of polling on Wednesday. While Sunak got the most votes.
Sunak was ahead of the trust by 24 votes in the fifth phase of polling
The fifth and final round of vote counting was held on Wednesday among potential prime ministerial candidates from the Conservative Party to choose a successor to Boris Johnson. In which there was a contest between former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt. Rishi Sunak got the maximum 137 votes in this election. While the second-ranked Truss garnered the support of 113 MPs. Meanwhile, Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt dropped out of the race after coming third with 105 votes. In this way, Sunka got more votes of 24 MPs than the truss.
The 42-year-old British Indian former Chancellor Sunak has so far topped every poll. In the voting held on Tuesday, he got the votes of 118 MPs. So in the elections held on Wednesday, he was successful in getting the votes of an additional 19 MPs in his favor. In this way he got the votes of 137 MPs.
Sunak and Truss will have a live debate on TV on Monday
Before the final battle, there will be a live TB debate between the last two candidates. This TV is proposed by BBC. For which Monday has been fixed. The two will have their first one-on-one debate in a live television debate. After this the process of final phase voting will be conducted. The results are expected by September.
Surveys are not coming in favor of Sunak
Even though Sunak has been at the forefront of the Conservative parliamentary party elections, Sunak’s popularity is not matched by the party’s broad membership base. A recent YouGov poll of 725 Conservative Party members on Monday and Tuesday showed Truss would defeat his rival Sunak by 54 percent to 35 percent. At the same time, Boris Johnson’s standing in opposition to him is also considered dangerous for him.