Rishi Sunak at the gates of Downing Street after Boris Johnson resigned

Rishi Sunak at the gates of Downing Street after Boris Johnson resigned

Boris Johnson Missing its “comeback”.. The former Conservative prime minister, dogged by scandals from Downing Street this summer, believed he could return there through the front door from the end of October to replace Liz Truss, who resigned after a disastrous 44-day mandate. But the Johnsonian “circus” lasted only a weekend, when he got off the plane from Gatwick on Saturday, October 22 (having hurriedly returned from a holiday in Dominica in the Caribbean, with his wife and children) and spent hours on the phone the following Sunday evening, October 23, to support Tory MPs, as the troublemaker in British politics boosted his popularity. He found that he no longer believed.

“I think I am ready to lead the Conservatives to victory in 2024 [aux prochaines élections générales] Can confirm I got 102 support tonight [d’élus conservateurs] », on Sunday evening, the former leader — who is not even officially a candidate — said he had until Monday, October 24, to declare himself. But “Over the past few days, I have sadly come to the conclusion that this is not the right thing to do. [vu] “It is impossible to govern effectively without the support of a united party in Parliament”. Johnson added. Is the MP for Uxbridge (west London) only telling the truth: did he really have the 100 signatures of elected officials needed to enter the race for Downing Street?

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His opponents and the media doubted it all weekend. On Sunday evening, the BBC counted just 57 public supports for Mr Johnson. His main rival Rishi Sunak continued to gain support, a sign of clear dynamism. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr Johnson already boasts 147 public support at the weekend, or 40% of the Conservative College of Deputies. Mr Sunak, 42, could be appointed prime minister on Monday evening if the third-choice candidate to claim the top job, Penny Mordont, withdraws from the race – on Sunday, only twenty-four delegates backed her.

The suspense lasted all weekend

Rural area “Bring back Boris [Ramenez-nous Boris] » However, in recent days there has been strong support and encouragement – including from the highly respected Defense Minister Ben Wallace, who announced on Friday 21 October. “skinny” For Mr. Johnson. The core of “friendly Boris” – Nadine Dorries, his former culture minister, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the former minister for Brexit – hoped to capture the voice of the party’s right.

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