Former British finance minister Rishi Sunak, who became Britain’s first non-white prime minister on Monday after being elected leader of the Conservative Party, must lead the country in a “turbulent” environment. “Economic and Political.
The Associated Press describes the challenges facing the UK’s third prime minister this year as “enormous”, noting that Chung will try to revive an economy “in recession” and “in recession” after a brief and disastrous libertarian spell. His predecessor’s economic experience in office also meant he was trying to “unify” a “depressed and divided” party, which was “far behind” Labor in the polls.
In his first public statement on the current situation, Sunak said: “The UK is a great country, but there is no doubt that we face a deep economic challenge.”
“We need stability and unity now, and my highest priority right now is to unite our party and our country,” said Sunak, who at 42 is Britain’s youngest prime minister in 200 years.
Sunak was the first British Prime Minister with roots in South Asia (India) and its first de facto Hindu leader – a milestone in a country that was once a colonial power and challenged by its past.
Chosen as leader of the Conservative Party today, on the day Hindus celebrate Diwali, Sunak resigned last week after 45 days in office to replace Lis Dress.
His only rival, Benny Mordant, fell short of the number needed to continue in the race for the country’s prime minister after failing to secure the support of 100 Conservative MPs.
Sunak will be invited by King Charles III to form a government and will be sworn in as prime minister in a handover ceremony on Tuesday by his predecessor Liz Truss.
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