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Rishi Sunak is to become Britain’s next prime minister: the UK’s first leader of colour and the third prime minister appointed in less than two months, after Liz Truss’ rapid exit after less than two months.
Sunak is under immense pressure to restore political and financial stability to the UK, which has suffered years of political and economic unrest, and unite his fractured party.
Sunak told the Conservative party that it faces an “existential crisis” and that lawmakers should now focus on policy not personalities. “It’s unite or die,” he said in parliament. Sunka is one of the wealthiest politicians in Westminster, now tasked with rebuilding Britain’s fiscal reputation, at the moment that the country is just sliding into a recession, and the costs of energy and food is skyrocketing.
Rishi Sunak is likely to be made prime minister by King Charles on Tuesday. He is faced with an uphill struggle to gain the trust of the British public, partly due to his resignation from the cabinet of Boris Johnson, which some have described as treacherous.
He has also been accused of being too wealthy to understand the economic pressure the British people find themselves under, and has been recorded calling for funds helping some areas of the UK to be redirected to more privileged areas.
As from Tuesday, we will have the opportunity to see whether Sunak can restore his party to one that is able to lead the ailing UK.
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