Boris Johnson: a woman could be his successor, moderate Thatcher – Europe – International

Penny Mordaunt has become one of the favorites to lead Britain’s Conservative Party and replace former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.who resigned from his position in early July this year after several scandals engulfed his government.

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Now, it is the Conservative Party who must decide internally who will lead, a process that could take months.

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In this sense, Mordaunt recently won second place in the first round of candidates in the British Conservative Party’s internal process which will have several examples among approximately 200,000 affiliates and whose results will be announced before September 5th.

It should be noted that the winner of the first round was former Minister of the Economy Rishi Sunak who received 88 votes. Meanwhile, the MP won 66 votes, ahead of Foreign Minister Liz Truss.

In fact, internal party polls show that Mordaunt will win by a wide margin when there is only a choice between two candidates. UK MPs pledged days ago to return to traditional conservative values What “low tax, small state and personal responsibility”.

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It even stood out that he recently referred to himself as “a tacherista with better manners” and, despite the acceptance that the assertion was provoked in conservative circles, it marked the course of his mandate should he win the leadership of his party.

Mordaunt served as Secretary of State for Defense for 85 days and was the first woman to hold the position. He has also served as Minister of Defence, serving in Theresa May’s Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2017 to 2019 and Secretary of State for Defense in 2019. He is currently Minister of State for Trade Policy, a position he has held since 2021.

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