Today: Saturday, 24 February 2024 year

Rishi Sunak is the new British prime minister.

Rishi Sunak is the new British prime minister.

Former Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak has become the new leader of the British Conservative Party and the country’s prime minister, said Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory steering committee.

“I can confirm that we have received only one valid nomination. And thus, Rishi Sunak is elected leader of the Conservative Party,” the politician said.

Sunak remained the only contender for the post after the speaker of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt refused to fight further.

A candidate must have at least 100 Tory members of parliament to stand in the election. As the governing committee of the party decided, if only one person succeeds in doing this, he automatically becomes the leader of the party and the prime minister.

Rishi Sunak, now 42, will be Britain’s youngest prime minister since 1812 and the first Indian-born politician to hold the post. It was Sunak who was one of the first ministers, who began a series of resignations in the cabinet of Boris Johnson, which later led to the departure of the prime minister himself.