Rishi Sunak is likely to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He is of Indian descent. His opponent Penny Mordaunt has to secure the support of 100 MP’s by today the 24th of October. In case she is unable to get support, Rishi will be poised to become the next Prime Minister. He already has the backing of 142 members.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out of the race and is not contesting for the leadership of the Conservative Party as he felt that a united party in Parliament is essential to form an effective government.
Rishi Sunak tweeted “The United Kingdom is a great country, but we face a profound economic crisis. That’s why I am standing to be Leader of the Conservative Party and your next Prime Minister.” He also stated that he wants to fix the economy and unite the Conservative Party.