British media reports suggest Rishi Sunak could be the front-runner to become the next prime minister, but Boris Johnson is urging him to step down and bring him back to replace Liz Struth.
Liz Truss replaced Mr Johnson six weeks ago after beating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership race. Former finance minister Sunak is now the logical next choice, at least according to bookmakers.
But Boris Johnson made a bigger point to Conservative MPs – only he can save the party from facing defeat in the December 2024 election, The Telegraph, London.
Opposition parties have been demanding quick polls, citing the ruling party’s overwhelming majority in parliament.
Boris Johnson is now ‘urging Rishi Sunak to lend a hand and reunite’ telegraph The report called it “a remarkable olive branch after a public fallout”.
Party leadership elections are due next week, with a decision expected on Friday.
Liz Truss will go down in British history as the country’s shortest-serving prime minister to date as prices rise and tax cuts fail – she resigns on the 45thth The day he takes office, and can serve as caretaker prime minister for another week.
Alongside clear contenders Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson, there is also House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt in the race.
Originally it was a five-way battle, involving Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Treasury Secretary Jeremy Hunt. After that, they both quit. Ben Wallace may back Mr Johnson.
The colorful Boris Johnson was prime minister for three years before a series of scandals, of which parties during the Covid lockdown, led to his ouster. But he remains popular with some Conservative MPs and the party who see him as the populist they need, regardless of how he is currently viewed by the wider electorate according to some polls.
The 58-year-old is still more popular than Liz Truss – according to a recent poll by a prominent agency – despite a majority of respondents holding a negative view of him.
But all eyes are on millionaire financial adviser and businessman Rishi Sunak, who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer (actually Chancellor of the Exchequer) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
His wealth means whether he can understand the economics of people choosing to heat or eat now.
The son of Indian parents who came to the UK from Africa decades ago, he is married to Indian tech heiress Akshaya Murty, whose father NR Narayana Murthy founded Infosys.