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Ex-Economy Minister wins 1st round of voting in UK

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Rishi Sunak terminou em primeiro na votação inicial, com 88 votos, com a ex-ministra da Defesa Penny Mordaunt em segundo, com 67

Rishi Sunak finished first in the initial voting, with 88 votes, with former Defense Minister Penny Mordaunt second, with 55| Photo: EFE/EPA/TOLGA AKMEN

Former UK Economy Minister Rishi Sunak led this Wednesday ( ) the first vote among Conservative Party deputies to define the replacement of Boris Johnson leading the legend and eventually becoming the country’s prime minister.

Sunak finished first, with 60 votes, ahead of the former Minister of Defense Penny Mordaunt, who grew up in the last few hours and achieved an expressive result, with 55 support.

Two applicants withdrew from the dispute for not having reached the minimum margin of 20 votes, the current Minister of Economy and Sunak’s successor, Na dhim Zahawi, and former Minister of Health Jeremy Hunt.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Liz Truss, passed the first vote, with 40 wishes; the former Secretary of State for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, with 29; the deputy Tom Tugendhat, with 20; and the State Attorney General, Suella Braverman, with 21.

The second vote is scheduled to take place on Thursday (). There is the possibility that others will happen until only two candidates remain, among whom conservative voters will choose, by mail, the new leader and future prime minister.

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