Boris Johnson announces he won't run in the Conservative Party primaries

Boris Johnson anuncia que não concorrerá às primárias do Partido Conservador
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One day after returning to the UK amid press speculation about a new candidacy for prime minister, the former -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Sunday that he has decided not to run in the Conservative Party primaries to replace Liz Truss as leader of the party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Johnson said in a statement that, despite having the necessary support from Conservative lawmakers, he concluded that it “simply wasn’t the right thing to do.” ” because “you cannot govern effectively unless you have a united party in Parliament”.

According to the BBC, the former prime minister stated that he had the support of 102 deputies from your party to enter the race. British electoral law provides for the obligation to at least 100 supporters to run for office.

The decision increases the probability that the chosen one to succeed Liz Truss is Rishi Sunak, who was in charge of the Finance portfolio during Johnson’s administration.

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