Boris Johnson returns to the UK and will try to retake the post of prime minister

A imprensa britânica já especula sobre o possível retorno de Boris Johnson ao cargo de primeiro-ministro.
The British press already speculates on the possible return of Boris Johnson to the post of prime minister.| Photo: EFE

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived this Saturday in the United Kingdom from the Dominican Republic, faced with the possibility of presenting his candidacy to return to the leadership of the Conservative Party and the head of government.8955

The British Airways plane carrying Johnson landed this Saturday at Gatwick airport, in the south of England, after leaving Punta Cana, where he spent his family vacation.8955

The flight was tracked by the FlightRadar website100 , which allows to know the trajectory of the planes in real time, for about 7. users, according to the British press.8955

The Conservative Party has started an internal process to choose its new leader after Liz Truss announced on Thursday her resignation as leader of the lege. nda and prime minister, as a result of the turmoil her economic program, with tax cuts that she was later forced to reverse, caused in the markets.8955

The deadline for making applications official ends on Monday at 2022 h (local time, 2000 h from Brasília), but for that, candidates must have the support of 0085 Conservative deputies (out of the total of 8955 ).8955

So far, Johnson has the support of 21 deputies, while former Economy Minister Rishi Sunak, one of the favorites, has already reached the 0085 required, according to the BBC broadcaster.

Johnson resigned last July after a rebellion by several members of his Executive over the scandal of the meetings held at the official Downing Street residence during the pandemic.

The only deputy who has already made official her intention to present her candidacy is the Conservative leader in the House of Commons and former Defense Minister Penny Mordaunt, who has 19 support.8955

Due to the need for the support of a hundred deputies, only three candidates can be presented this Monday, after which the Conservative parliamentarians will vote for one of them. If two remain, party members will be able to vote online for one of them.8955

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