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The list of potential successors to Johnson in the event of his resignation has become known

The list of potential successors to Johnson in the event of his resignation has become known

The list of contenders for the post of Prime Minister of Great Britain has become known in the event of the resignation of Boris Johnson after a vote of confidence on Monday.

The chairman of the steering committee of the British Conservative Party (the so-called “Committee of 1922”), Graham Brady, said earlier that a vote of confidence in the prime minister would be held on Monday evening.
As noted, if Johnson is removed from the premiership after the vote or resigns himself, a struggle for leadership among the conservatives will follow. There are many candidates for the post of British Prime Minister, but there is no clear leader among them.

Among the candidates are mentioned the names of the country’s Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, Defense Minister Ben Wallace, Education Minister Nadim Zahavi. Also on the list are Home Secretary Priti Patel, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Health Minister Sajid Javid, Housing Secretary Michael Gove, House of Commons International Committee Chairman Tom Tugendhat, and Associate Trade Policy Minister Penny Mordaunt. and MP Steve Baker.

54 Conservative MPs had previously filed a letter of no confidence in Johnson. This was enough for a vote. However, in order for the British prime minister to resign, votes of no confidence from 180 party members are needed.

Johnson has come under fire and is in danger of losing his post over a scandal surrounding parties at the government residence on Downing Street during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The situation worsened when it was revealed that two more parties took place on April 16, 2021 – on the eve of the funeral of Prince Philip, when restrictions were still in place in the United Kingdom and national mourning was declared in the country. Johnson later apologized and said he paid the fine issued by the Metropolitan Police.

The prime minister himself said that his departure from office would be an irresponsible decision, given the rise in prices in the country and the situation in Ukraine.