Rishi Sunak on Monday called on members of the Conservative Party to unite behind newly-appointed British Prime Minister Liz Truss after he defeated Boris Johnson in a leadership contest to help the country through tough times. be run.
Soon after his defeat, Mr Sunak, 42, took to Twitter to thank all who voted for him.
The former British Indian former chancellor tweeted, “I’ve said the whole time that conservatives are one family. It’s true that we are now united behind the new prime minister, Liz Truss, as she runs the country through tough times.”
Truss received 81,326 votes, with a high turnout of 82.6 percent compared to Sunak’s 60,399 votes, with 654 rejected ballots from a total of 172,437 eligible Tory voters.
Truss, 47, is Britain’s third female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.
Even on Sunday, Mr Sunak said that if he lost the Conservative Party leadership race, his job would be to support the next government.
In his final interview with the BBC before the results were announced, Sunak said he plans to remain as a member of parliament and will continue to work for his constituents in Richmond, Yorkshire, if he is in a truce in the race. lose from.
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