After British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned 44 days after taking office, eyes were turned to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It is rumored that Johnson took action to make a flashy return to Downing Street and extended an olive branch to his biggest rival, Rishi Sunak…
Liz Truss, who sat in the prime minister’s seat vacated by Boris Johnson in England, resigned after only 44 days, adding dust to the country’s politics. While British newspapers wrote that the resignation of Lizz Truss, who went down in history as the shortest-serving prime minister, was a great shame for the country, eyes were turned to replace Truss.
THE LEADERSHIP HALF BEGINS AGAIN IN THE CONVERTIVE PARTY
After Liz Truss announced her resignation, the Conservative Party’s leadership race begins once again. The process that will determine who will be the new leader of the party and therefore the new prime minister of the UK is expected to be completed by the end of next week.
Those who want to participate in the race must be nominated by 100 Conservative Party deputies. Since the party has a total of 357 deputies in the parliament, only three names will be able to participate in the candidacy race.
In practice, it is estimated that two candidates will enter the race, and even a single candidate may be nominated so that the party members do not need to vote.
RISHI SUNAK, PENNY MORDAUNT, AND BEN WALLECE AMONG THE FEATURED NAMES
No names have officially applied for the candidacy yet, but Rishi Sunak, who competed with Lizz Truss in the last elections, Penny Mordaunt, who made a name for herself as Britain’s first female defense minister, and current defense minister Ben Wallace are among the prominent names.
IS BORIS JOHNSON BACK?
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who had to resign only a few weeks ago due to the revolt of MPs, is undoubtedly the most popular name on the British political scene.
After Liz Truss announced her resignation yesterday, allegations that Boris Johnson will return have emerged.
EVEN IF HIS NAME IS MENTIONED WITH SCANDALS, IT HAS MANY SUPPORTERS
Despite the scandals leading to his resignation, such as the leaking of images of the parties held at the Prime Minister’s residence during the quarantine period, and the appointment of Chris Pincher, whose name was involved in sexual harassment allegations, as the party’s deputy chairman, no one denies that Boris Johnson has many allies and support, both in the parliament and in the presence of party delegates. It’s a fact that he can’t.
In fact, according to the results of the survey, which received wide coverage in the British media recently, it was revealed that 32 percent of 530 Conservative Party members wanted Boris Johnson to come back.
PRESS THE BUTTON FOR A GORGEOUS RETURN
According to a report in the British Telegraph newspaper today, the claims that the former prime minister will return are not just rumors.
The newspaper claimed that Boris Johnson, who is now in the Caribbean, would end his vacation early and return to London, and that he had “instructed his team to start preparations”, in the news that Boris Johnson took action to make a flashy return to Downing Street.
“ONLY I CAN SAVE YOU”
According to The Telegraph, Johnson sought support from Conservative Party lawmakers, stating that only he could save the party.
Boris Johnson extended an olive branch to former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who he did not agree with during his tenure and paved the way for his resignation, and called to ‘join me’.
Sources speaking to the British media state that the former prime minister has learned from his mistakes and is willing to be a ‘healing and unifying’ leader in the future.
No one in British history, except Harold Wilson and Winston Churchill, has ever returned after leaving the post of prime minister. If Boris Johnson succeeds in returning to his old seat, he will write his name in the history of the United Kingdom.