‘tory’ race starts today

It Conservative party has announced the rules and calendar that will reach its climax September 5 with replacement selection Boris Johnson as Leader story and, consequently, as the new British Prime Minister.

To speed up the primaries to remove him from power, the so-called 1922 Committee, which unites conservative parliamentary groups, has approved new election rules, after updating its own executive.

For reduce the number of candidateswhich is already close to ten, the committee, chaired by Graham Brady, has decided that the candidate to replace Johnson will need the support of at least 20 deputies tori, of the 8 needed so far.

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“Nominations open and close this Tuesday. We will have the first ballot on Wednesday and there will probably be a second vote on Thursday,” explained Graham Brady.

Graham has pointed out that the goal is to strike a “balance” between a “reasonable pace” of proceedings before the summer break and “adequate debate within the party”.

Base chooses between two

The 1922 Committee planned to hold a two knockout rounds this week -Wednesday and Thursday- and I will arrange more next week if necessary. The goal is to have two finalists before parliament’s summer recess, which starts on July 21, Brady said.

The two candidates with the most votes by the deputies will then undergo a election by mail among membersThe ruling party -about 200,000, according to 2021 data-, after the election campaign in August, appointed chief MPs Tori.

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This means that nearly 0.30% of Britain’s 67.2 million population will vote for a future prime minister, unless in the coming months the winner calls for early elections, as Labor has called for. Currently, they are planned for 2024.

Once the Conservative leader is revealed on September 5th, the process for his appointment to Prime Minister can be arranged within 24 hours and required going to Buckingham Palace to be invested by Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Favorite sunak

The nomination period for the Conservative Party primary election, with mandatory nominations, begins and ends this Tuesday.

At least 11 candidates have applied to replace Johnson, including the former economy minister during the pandemic, Rishi Sunak, and the incumbent foreign minister. Liz Trus.

When Sunak already has 36 nominations, the other comrades are expected to fall by the wayside by not uniting them.

Even though the former Chancellor of the Treasurer was bookmaker’s favoritesurvey among conservative bases shows in the first place Penny Mordaunt, currently Secretary of State for Trade formerly Minister of Defense in the Executive story by Theresa May.

Members also support the relatively unknown Kemi Badenoch, Secretary of State for Equality, and Sunak in third place, while the last position was occupied by Sajid Javid – the health minister whose resignation on Tuesday triggered Johnson’s downfall; Shaps grant, Minister of Transportation; and the Minister of Home Affairs, Pritti Patel -who has not confirmed whether he will propose-.

In the midst of leadership competition that will focus on the next fiscal policy, Johnson clarified that he would not publicly endorse anything candidates, to “not jeopardize” their chances of being elected.

The 58-year-old politician made this remark during his rally in London, when he also said he was “determined” to fulfill the mandate entrusted to him in the 2019 general election, which he won by an absolute majority, in his final weeks. at the head of government.

However, the leader of the opposition Labor Party, Keir Starmer, has threatened the table condemnation movement in the House of Commons to force his immediate departure, while calling on the new leader to call a general election.

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