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This is the former Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister), Rishi Sunak, likely next Prime Minister of Great Britain. An economics expert and husband of billionaire heiress Akshata Murty, he is the Conservatives’ golden boy.

After the collapse of the London government and the resignation of Liz Truss – who only stayed in Downing Street for 45 days – former Prime Minister Boris Johnson called himself. In extremis, he gave up the challenge of succession at the head of the conservative majority and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Johnson therefore seems to have definitively rejected the “temptation” of a resounding return to power a few weeks after the reluctant ouster last summer.

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The fall of the Brexit champion came in the wake of more or less serious scandals, such as the so-called party gate. Which, however, outraged public opinion and thus unleashed BoJo’s enemies within the party. Which are certainly not missing now. Thus, the announcement that Boris Johnson is giving up the race to return to the saddle of the London government came at the end of the day, October 23, not without regret and some poisoned controversies.

Who is Rishi Sunak

But it is a renunciation which is nonetheless full of meaning. Because it paves the way for Rishi Sunak, 42, to climb Downing Street. Sunak is a pragmatic politician, a supporter of Brexit but with insight. He has experience in the world of finance both in the City of London and in the United States. He is the wealthy husband of Indian billionaire heiress Akshata Murty, daughter of the founder of the multinational Infosys, an information technology company. He therefore appears destined – except for a last minute surprise – to become the first head of government in the secular history of the Kingdom whose family roots go back to India. Once the “jewel” in the crown of what was once the British Empire spanned half the world.

Penny Mordaunt, 49. Photo Ansa / Epa Tolga Akmen

The Unknown Mordaunt

An epilogue, that of Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street, which could take place in the next few hours. As a direct cheer from the Conservative parliamentary group. On one condition, however: that Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the House of Commons (a sort of Minister for Relations with Parliament), does not “pull the hat” off the quorum of supporters to send Sunak to the polls. Mordaunt had previously challenged Liz Truss for the premiership after Boris Johnson fell.

In any case, and even more so if it is Rishi Sunak, awaited by the markets, to become leader of the conservatives and new Prime Minister, the conservatives will have to work hard. The polls are currently dire for them. Two years from now there will be an election and the gap is more than 30 percentage points to Keir Starmer’s Labor opposition. The young former Chancellor of the Exchequer can count on the backing of no less than 150 MPs out of the 357 in the Conservative group. Penny Mordaunt, before Johnson left, had only about 30 MPs in her favour. For her, the road to Downing Street is all uphill.

Boris Johnson. Photo Ansa/Epa Andy Rain

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