British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a standing ovation from members of his Conservative Party after addressing Parliament on Wednesday. His last appearance was during the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session.
“We helped save this country from an epidemic and another from barbarism, and I helped. And frankly, that’s enough to keep you going. “The mission is largely accomplished,” Johnson said. Reactions from opponents were also harsh, usually ending in rejections and disaffiliation with the ruling party’s core.
“Just wanted to thank everyone for being there and see you later, baby!”, Johnson, using a famous line from the movie “Terminator,” drew applause from his supporters and opposition jeers, who lambasted him for the failures, disappointments, divisions and scandals of his three years in office.
Johnson was forced to resign This month after he severely lost the support of his lawmakers after months of scandals, including a failure to comply with rules during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This Wednesday The bottom two in the tournament will be chosen to replace JohnsonThe final chapter in a very close divisive battle between the three remaining candidates.
Former finance minister Rishi Sunak, foreign secretary Liz Truss and trade minister Benny Mordant remain in the running.And the number of candidates will be reduced to two at 4:00 pm (15:00 GMT) after a vote by Conservative Party lawmakers.
Although it didn’t start out as a favorite, Sunak was from Britain with Indian grandparents Quickly mobilize his support and the ticket to the final battle is practically guaranteed At the same time, the rush to join him was shrinking.
The final two candidates will battle for the support of approximately 200,000 party members The winner, who will be announced on September 5, will automatically become Prime MinisterBecause the Conservative Party has more seats in Parliament.
(With information from Reuters)
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