Following Liz Truss’s resignation from the PM role last week, after holding the position for some 45-odd days, the vacant role was to be filled by a Tory leadership race. However, as the nomination deadline passed today (October 24) at 2 PM, Rishi Sunak was the only one candidate able to successfully gain a nomination for the race. Penny Mourdant, his only other competition in the wake of Boris Jonson’s withdrawal from the race, was unable to gain the required 100 MP backers to cinch a nomination. In turn, she withdrew from the running and threw her support behind Sunak. As such, and as the only candidate in the race for leader of the Conservative Party, Rishi Sunak has taken the position. In turn, Rishi Sunak is now the prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Seven weeks after losing to Liz Truss in his bid to become PM after Boris Johnson’s resignation from the role, Rishi Sunak has won the victory. He is set to become the UK’s first British Asian prime minister, and he takes office with the UK facing enormous economic challenges and uncertainty.