Appointed Prime Minister by the Conservatives after the resignation of Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak was officially appointed by King Charles III on Tuesday 25 October.
No time to waste. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak was officially appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Tuesday after a meeting with King Charles III. Yesterday, he was nominated by the British Conservatives after Liz Truss resigned.
To ‘immediately’ correct ‘wrongs’ committed under Lis Truss
A former minister and wealthy banker, Rishi Sunak42, set the tone upon his inauguration, saying he wanted to start “immediately” to correct the “wrongs” made under Lis Truss.
He had already indicated earlier in the day that he had ambitions to “revive the British economy” marked by Brexit and a severe energy price crisis. On his Twitter account, he promised “integrity, professionalism and responsibility”.
The United Kingdom is a great country, but we are facing a deep economic crisis.
That is why I stand as leader of the Conservative Party and as your next Prime Minister.
I want to fix our economy, unite our party and deliver for our country. pic.twitter.com/BppG9CytAK
— Rishi Sunak (@Rishi Sunak) October 23, 2022
Emmanuel Macron sent him “congratulations”.
Also speaking on Twitter, Emmanuel Macron sent his “congratulations to Rishi Sunak” and added, “We will continue to work to face the challenges of the moment, including the war in Ukraine and its many consequences for Europe and the world. .”
Congratulations to @Rishi Sunak Incoming Prime Minister of England. We will continue to work to address the challenges of the moment, including the war in Ukraine and its many consequences for Europe and the world.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) October 25, 2022
To stand for the post of Prime Minister, it is necessary to get 100 votes from the representatives. Rishi Sunak was the only candidate who fulfilled this criteria.
Rishi Sunak, the grandson of immigrants of Indian origin, will become the fifth prime minister since the 2016 Brexit vote that opened the door to unprecedented economic turmoil in the United Kingdom and the first non-white.
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