March 22, 2023

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

Boris Johnson Its “again” is missed. Driven out of Downing Street this summer by scandal, the former Conservative prime minister hoped he could return through the front door at the end of October to replace Liz Truss, who resigned after a disastrous 44-day stint. But the Johnsonian “circus” lasted only one weekend, when he got off the plane at Gatwick on Saturday, October 22 (rushing from a holiday in Dominica in the Caribbean, with his wife and children), and the following Sunday evening, October 23, spent hours on the phone pleading with Tory MPs to back him. After spending, the troublemaker of British politics found that his reputation was no longer necessarily what he believed in.

“I think I am well placed to lead the Conservative Party to victory in 2024 [aux prochaines élections générales] I can confirm that I got 102 supports tonight [d’élus conservateurs] », the former president, who is not even officially a candidate, said on Sunday evening – he has until Monday, October 24, at noon to declare himself. But “Over the past few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that this may not be the right course of action. [vu] “Effective governance is impossible without the support of the United Party in Parliament.” Mr Johnson added. Is the MP for Uxbridge (West London) just 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, BBC Mr. Only 57 counted public support for Johnson. His main rival, Rishi Sunak, continued to gain support, a sign of an apparent dynamic. Mr. Johnson’s former Chancellor of the Exchequer could boast 147 public support at the weekend, or 40% of the already conservative House of Representatives. If Benny Mordant, the third nominee for the top job, withdraws from the race – on Sunday, only twenty-four delegates supported him – Mr. Sunak, 42, is likely to be appointed prime minister on Monday evening.

Suspicion lingered throughout the weekend

Rural areas “Bring back Boris [Ramenez-nous Boris] » However, he has been well engaged in recent days with some strong support and encouragement – including from the highly respected Defense Minister Ben Wallace, who announced on Friday 21 October. “skinny” Mr. For Johnson. “Pro-Boris” – Nadine Dorries, his former culture minister, Jacob Rees-Mogg, his former Brexit minister – also hoped to capture voices for the party’s right.

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