Next UK prime minister: Sunak closes in after Johnson balks


Former treasury chief Rishi sunak is the strong favorite to be Britain's next prime minister Sunak could well be offered the post after former lead up Boris Johnson dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership contest The government party is choosing a replacement for Liz truss who quit last week sunak is the only candidate with confirmed support for more than 100 lawmakers the number needed to run in the election House of Commons leader penny Morton has so far fewer expressions of support but is aiming to reach the threshold by the time nominations close later in the day Charles De Ledesma London

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