In the race to succeed Boris Johnson as British Conservative Party leader and prime minister, MP Kimi Badenouche was eliminated today by 59 votes.
The MP and former Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities, who had previously only appeared with difficulty, has positioned herself on the right-hand side of the Conservative Party. There are now three candidates left in the race.
Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak is almost first for the last round and, according to Reuters, garnered the most support today with 118 votes. Secretary of State Liz Truss (86 votes) and Commerce Secretary Penny Mordaunt (92 votes) are vying for second place. It must be decisive who can get the support of the most deputies who last voted for Badenoch.
The last round of voting is tomorrow
The remaining applicants are scheduled to face a final round in the parliamentary group tomorrow. Result is expected at 5:00 PM (CEST). The last player is disqualified.
The party’s 200,000 members will vote by mail over the summer to decide which of the other candidates will succeed Johnson. The process is expected to be completed on the 5th of September.
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