Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak speaks to the media in London on Tuesday at an event to launch his campaign to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. Photo: Reuters
Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak speaks to the media in London on Tuesday at an event to launch his campaign to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. Photo: Reuters
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UK PM race: Rishi Sunak leads first vote to replace Boris Johnson

  • The former finance minister got 88 votes, followed by junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt second with 67 and foreign minister Liz Truss third with 50
  • Nadhim Zahawi, who took over as finance minister from Sunak last week, and ex-foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, were knocked out, leaving 6 candidates

Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak speaks to the media in London on Tuesday at an event to launch his campaign to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. Photo: Reuters
Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak speaks to the media in London on Tuesday at an event to launch his campaign to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. Photo: Reuters
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