Rishi Sunak wins third round of voting to replace UK PM Boris Johnson, Tom Tugendhat out

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  • Indian-origin UK leader Rishi Sunak won the third round of voting to replace Boris Johnson as PM.
  • The four survivors are Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Cami Badenoch and Liz Truss.
  • Boris Johnson’s government won a vote of confidence on Monday (local time).

Rishi Sunak won the third round Indian-origin former UK finance minister Rishi Sunak won the third round of voting in parliament to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Lawmaker Tom Tugendhat has been eliminated. According to the Xinhua News Agency report, the remaining four are former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (115 votes), International Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt (82 votes), Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (71 votes) and former Equality Minister Chemi Badenoch (58 votes). ) Are included. ,

As Sputnik reports, Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as prime minister in 2019 and announced on July 7, 2022 that he was stepping down as prime minister and leader of the UK Conservative Party.

Johnson-led British government wins trust vote

Boris Johnson’s government won a vote of confidence on Monday (local time) as members of Britain’s parliament did not support a no-confidence motion in the government of the outgoing prime minister. With this development, Britain has postponed the general election in the country. Members of the UK Parliament voted in favor of the government in the House of Commons on Monday (local time) by a vote of 238 to 349.

Johnson himself called a no-confidence motion after the opposition Labor Party requested a motion of no confidence in the government and Johnson himself. According to Sputnik News, the prime minister’s office rejected the request, saying Labor was “playing politics,” and that their claim was not a “valuable use of parliamentary time” because Johnson was already resigning.

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