Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak: Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday

Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak: Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday
Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak: Britain will have a new prime minister on Monday

At after Boris Johnson era passes definitively on Monday Britain. Its results internal party voting for the nomination of the new leader of the Conservatives, who will also assume the prime ministership of the United Kingdom, are to be announced at 14.30 Greek time on Monday – with Liz Truss to remain the favourite.

Polls consistently show that the current foreign minister will prevail over the former finance minister Rishi Sunak and will become the next Prime Minister of Britain, succeeding Boris Johnson.

Tras precedes Sunak v 32 percentage points units to the preference of Conservative Party members. He has 66% to Rishi Sunak’s 34%, according to the latest YouGov poll on behalf of Sky News.

Members of the Conservative Party vote on Monday to nominate a successor to the prime minister Boris Johnsonwho after a series of scandals and a rebellion by his caucus announced in July that he would leave the leadership of the party and No. 10 Downing Street after his successor is named.

The profile of the electorate

The members of the Conservative party are estimated at approx 170,000. The vast majority of them belong to the middle class. 56% of them live in London and the South East of England. 63% are men and 37% women. About 40% are over 65 years old so they are generally people with very conservative views.

It is remarkable that the 76% of Conservative party members is Brexiteers.

Regarding the political positions of the two candidates, their only substantial difference has to do with the economic policy they will implement. Tras has stated that if she is elected, from the first day she will proceed to tax breaks to help citizens from the rapidly increasing cost of living. Sunak on the other hand has said that his priority is his control inflation and the stabilization her British economy.

For the rest they more or less agree that they will follow her same policy implementing the party’s manifesto as it has been prepared during the pre-election period of 2019. After all, both of them were members of the same government.


The article is in Greek

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