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Rishi Sunak Could Be The Next Prime Minister For UK

Rishi Sunak with Kenya roots is a top contender for Prime Minister following last week’s resignation of the embattled Liz Truss after 44 days in office making her the shortest-serving premier in UK history

Rishi Sunak was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton. His father Usher Sanak was born and raised in Kenya when it was still a British colony while his mother Usha Sunak was born in Tanzania when it was a British territory and was then known as Tanganyika.

Sunak’s grandparents were born in Punjab province, British India. They migrated from East Africa with their families to the UK in the 1960s.

Sunak read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduating with a first in 2001.

He proceeded to Stanford where he graduated with an MBA.

Sunak, who was Treasury chief from 2020 until this summer, steered Britain’s slumping economy through the coronavirus pandemic. He quit in July in protest against Johnson’s leadership

The former Treasury chief was frontrunner Sunday in the Conservative Party’s race to replace Liz Truss as prime minister, as he garnered the public support of over 100 Tory lawmakers to forge ahead of his two main rivals

But widespread uncertainty remained after British media reported that Sunak had held late-night talks with Johnson Saturday, and speculation mounted that the pair could strike a deal to unite the fractured governing party after it was left reeling from Truss’ rapid downfall.

Sunak confirmed Sunday he was running in the leadership race. He has the backing of at least 124 Conservative lawmakers according to unofficial tallies by the BBC and Sky News. That’s well ahead of the 100 nominations required to qualify.

Mordaunt and Johnson — if he confirms he is running we have until Monday afternoon to garner 100 nominations. If all three meet that threshold, lawmakers will vote to knock out one and then hold an indicative vote on the final two. The party’s 172,000 members will then get to decide between the two finalists in an online vote. The new leader is due to be selected by Friday.

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