LONDON (dpa-AFX) – The successor to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will choose between ex-Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. The two politicians received the most votes in the vote in the conservative parliamentary group on Wednesday, as the head of the responsible committee, Graham Brady, announced.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Mordaunt received the fewest votes, dropping out by just eight votes less to Truss. Now the members of the Tory party decide in a runoff. On September 5, a decision will be made as to who will succeed Johnson in Downing Street.