Who will replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who decided to resign today after days of pressure? The bets are already open in the UK, here are the prominent names for the prime minister’s seat…
It was learned that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was under great pressure to resign after the resignation of more than 50 government officials, agreed to step down.
- FBI accuses China of cheating and technology theft!
- Climate change turned June into a month of disaster
- Genius Scientist: Leonid Kantorovich
A new leader is expected to be elected to replace Johnson until the fall, after which Johnson is expected to hand over the prime ministerial seat to the new leader.
After the resignation news that dropped like a bomb on the British agenda, eyes turned to the names that could replace Boris Johnson.
We have compiled the candidates who could replace British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for you…
1- STEVE BAKER
The first name mentioned in the British circles is Conservative Party MP Steve Baker. The 51-year-old MP, who announced his intention to run after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s resignation, is one of the leading Brexiteers and played a major role in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation.
In his announcement, Baker said that if he wins the election, he will cancel most of Boris Johnson’s green policies.
2- PENNY MORDAUNT
Penny Mordaunt, a member of the Conservative Party, is one of the top candidates to replace Boris Johnson. The 49-year-old politician was a supporter of Jeremy Hunt when he left the cabinet.
Mordaunt, whose popularity among the Conservatives has increased recently and who has attracted attention with her harsh criticism of the government, is said to have intense leadership ambitions.
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who resigned yesterday, was seen as a natural successor to Boris Johnson, but his confidence has been severely shaken by a succession of scandals.
Sunak, who was revealed to have a US green card and his wife’s tax scandal, is still the target of criticism, but there is talk that he may have a chance for the Prime Ministry.
Liz Truss, who has been British Foreign Secretary since September, has a strong position in both the party and the cabinet. The minister, who played an important role on behalf of the UK in Russia’s war against Ukraine, is rumored to be a possible replacement for Johnson.
When Truss was recently asked about the possibility of becoming prime minister, she said that she had 100 percent confidence in Johnson.
Ben Wallace, who served as UK Defense Secretary during Boris Johnson’s premiership, has been a rising star, especially since the start of the war in Ukraine.
His handling of the response to the invasion of Ukraine has been widely acclaimed and he has been widely touted as the ‘prime minister of the future’.
6- SAVID JAVID
Health Minister Sajid Javid, the first minister to resign from the cabinet, was a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party in 2019.
Javid, 51, had previously served as Home Secretary from 2018 to 2019 and then as Finance Minister until February 2020.
Javid, who is of Pakistani origin, is the country’s first Muslim minister and a well-known name in British politics and the cabinet. For this reason, he is one of the names mentioned for the prime ministership.
Nadhim Zahawi, the new Finance Minister in the UK, who replaced Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who resigned after saying that he had ‘lost confidence’ in Boris Johnson, is one of the names mentioned for the prime minister’s post.
Although Zahawi defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the party scandal, it is claimed that he has been preparing for the leadership for months.
Tom Tugendhat is seen as one of the most moderate figures in the Conservative Party. The deputy, who served as the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Foreign Office, criticized Boris Johnson with harsh words during his tenure.
Tugendhat recently gave the green light to the possibility of running after Boris Johnson.
Jeremy Hunt, who served as Health Secretary between 2010 and 2018, lost the leadership to Boris Johnson in the last round of the 2019 elections.
Hunt, who has since remained in the background and continued to criticize the government, is expected to make another bid for the leadership. In an interview with The Times, Hunt stated that he did not rule out the possibility of running again in the future.
10- DOMIK RAAB
Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Dominic Raab, who previously served as Foreign Secretary in Boris Johnson’s government, came sixth in the Conservative Party elections in 2019.
Raab, who made a name for himself with his tough reforms during his tenure as Justice Minister, stood by Boris Johnson during the party scandal.
IS THE INTERIM PRIME MINISTERSHIP ALSO IN JEOPARDY?
After Johnson’s decision to step down as Conservative Party leader, the question is whether he will be able to continue as prime minister until the fall. A former deputy minister told the BBC that this is his “main problem”.
Conservative MPs say Johnson can stay in office until the fall, provided he gives assurances that he will act as interim prime minister.
Ministers who have announced their resignation so far:
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak
Health Secretary Sajid Javid
Simon Hart, Secretary of State for Wales
Brandon Lewis, Minister of State for Northern Ireland
Education Minister Michelle Donelan