UK PM race highlights: Rishi Sunak vows 'stability and unity' against economic crisis

Updated on Oct 24, 2022 11:13 PM IST

Next UK Prime Minister highlights: Rishi Sunak- who was defeated by Liz Truss in the leadership contest- has the public endorsement of 145 Tory MPs.

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak.
Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak.(REUTERS)

Rishi Sunak will be UK's next prime minister as Penny Mordaunt- the only other candidate- pulled out of the race to No 10. Boris Johnson, who was expected to declare his bid for the prime minister post again earlier, withdrew from the race late last night. 

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Rishi Sunak- who was defeated by Liz Truss in the leadership contest- got the public endorsement of more than half of Tory MPs while Penny Mordaunt had just 26 Tory MPs backing her - far below the 100 MP threshold.

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