Six candidates for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party and the Prime Minister of Great Britain advanced to the second round of voting. This was announced on Wednesday by Graham Brady, head of the Parliamentary 1922 Committee, which unites ordinary Tory parliamentarians and is responsible for the process of electing the next party leader.
To qualify for the next round of voting, candidates had to be guaranteed the support of at least 30 Tory MPs. The former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (88 votes), Deputy Minister of Commerce Penny Mordaunt (67), Foreign Minister Liz Truss (50), MP Kemi Baidnock (40), head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons of the British Parliament Tom Tugendhat (37) were able to overcome this barrier. ), Attorney General for England and Wales Sue-Ellen Braverman (32). Among those dropping out of the fight were former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (18) and Finance Minister Nadeem Zahavi (25).
The second round will take place on July 14. The screening of candidates must be completed by July 21, when the parliament goes on summer vacation. After that, only two applicants should remain on the lists, whose fate will no longer be determined by the deputies of the House of Commons, but by 160,000 members of the Conservative Party.
The victory in the struggle for the post of leader of the Conservatives automatically gives its holder the post of head of government, since the Conservatives are the ruling party. The name of the winner, who will replace Boris Johnson, is to be announced on September 5.