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Rishi Sunak lead in race to become Britain’s prime minister

DUBLIN: The battle to become leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister continues. Rishi Sunak, who is also a former chancellor, is in the lead when the second round of voting for the race to become the next ruler is over. Mr Sunak got the support of 101 MPs of the party.

Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt came second with 83 votes. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, backed by former Brexit negotiator David Frost and Braverman, came third with 64 votes. Kemi Badenoch got 49 votes and Tom Tugendhat got 32 votes.

Meanwhile, Attorney General Suella Braverman, who received the fewest votes (27), is out of the race. Newly appointed chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt were eliminated in the first round. Suella Braverman have indicated that she will support the person who stops illegal immigration and makes Brexit a chance. She also revealed that there was a difference of opinion with Mordaunt on the issue related to the Maternity Bill.

The lowest vote getters will continue to be eliminated in each round until there are two contestants.

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