The British Foreign Secretary, Liz Trussis the new leader of the Conservative Party and will therefore become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after winning the primary elections of the Tories the former head of Economy Rishi Sunak, announced this Monday the training at an event in London.
In recent weeks, Truss and former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have competed to receive the support of the formation’s affiliates -some 160,000-, who voted by traditional mail or electronically, but the media and experts take it for granted the triumph of the head of the Foreign Office.
Johnson – who resigned due to the rebellion of numerous members of his Government in protest at his management – will first formally present his resignation to the sovereign and, immediately afterwards, Elizabeth II will call Truss to ask him to form a government. Once this constitutional act of rigor has been completed, the new prime minister will travel to London to appoint the members of her Executive.
Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 Committee, which groups Conservative MPs without portfolio, announced the winner’s name at an event held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center near the British Parliament in London.
Announcing victory, Brady called it “free and fair” the internal process to elect the new leader and indicated that he had a participation of 82.6%. Truss received 81,326 votes among affiliates while Sunak received 60,399 supports.