The successor to Liz Truss as the British Prime Minister has been chosen to be British lawmaker Rishi Sunak in the wake of one his last rivals dropping out of the contest from the Conservative Party in the early morning hours this past Monday.
Previously working as the minister of finance for Boris Johnson, Sunak will be the country’s first non-white prime minister, because both of his parents are of Punjabi Indian descent. His plan to take over as leader of the Conservative Party takes place in the wake of a long stint of political chaos working its way through the faction, including the outright failure of a plan regarding economic growth and tax cuts coming from Truss which resulted in the woman’s resignation after holding the office for a short six week period.
“The United Kingdom is a great country but we face a profound economic crisis,” stated Sunak in a release sent out yesterday. “I have the track record of delivery, a clear plan to fix the biggest problems we face and I will deliver on the promise of the 2019 manifesto. There will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of the government I lead and I will work day in and day out to get the job done.”
Various members of the Conservative Party had made the promise to choose the nation’s next leader before the end of the week in order to maximize political stability for the nation. Johnson gave up on his shocking bid to once again retake control in the wake of his previous failure to garner the support of a minimum of 100 of the 357 total conservative ministers, a standard step for anyone to advance to the next round of the contest. The news of Sunak’s attainment of the premiership took place once Penny Mordaunt, another Conservative lawmaker, claimed that her colleagues had come to the decision to stand with Sunak “in good faith for the good of the country,” effectively pushing her to drop out of the running.
“These are unprecedented times. Despite the compressed timetable for the leadership contest it is clear that colleagues feel we need certainty today,” stated Mordaunt. “This decision is an historic one and shows, once again, the diversity and talent of our party. Rishi has my full support.”
42-year-old Sunak will be marked as the youngest British prime minister to hold the office in just over two hundred years.
A group of more than 100 Conservatives had joined forces to kick out Truss, as reported by The Daily Mail. “She has lost the confidence of the markets and she is hemorrhaging support. We need to cauterize the wound, and fast,” explained a minister who wished to remain unnamed. “There is an overwhelming desire among colleagues for it to be over — people want it done this week.”