Boris Johnson Cut his Vacation Short to Take Back the Party Leadership; Will Face a Challenge
According to the British media, Boris Johnson has the support of one hundred MPs from the Conservative Party. He will run again for the position of party chairman. In addition to Johnson, former finance minister Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt will also seek the post of Conservative Party leader.
After 45 days in office, Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned. Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on holiday abroad at the time, from which he suddenly returned. The British media are speculating whether he returned from this vacation early because of his ambitions to run again for chairman.
Today it is clear that Johnson has support for his candidacy and will try to return to the position of prime minister. His opponent Rishi Sunak ran for chairman against Liz Truss. His unsuccessful candidacy, however, was not as clear and that is why he is considered as a most likely successor. He was the first to receive the support of one hundred MPs, and among the MPs who publicly expressed their favorites, Sunak was in the lead.
Other candidates include, for example, Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt, who was the first to announce her interest in the post of party leader.
Lobbyists will be keenly looking for other possible candidates, but a list of the names of candidates who have won the support of one hundred Conservative MPs must be handed in by 3pm on Monday.