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Former Deputy Minister Kimi Badenouche wants to succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister |  Abroad

Former Deputy Minister Kimi Badenouche wants to succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister | Abroad

Former UK Deputy Equal Opportunity Minister Kimi Badenouche wants to succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative Party leader and therefore prime minister. Badenoch, 42, announced her candidacy on Saturday.

Badnock was one of about 60 government officials and employees who resigned last week with the aim of removing Boris Johnson from his post. Johnson eventually announced his resignation on Thursday, but he will remain prime minister until a successor is found.

In an article in The Times, Badenouch called for change, declaring that the British public was “exhausted by the empty rhetoric”. As Deputy Minister for Equal Opportunity, Badenouche was criticized by members of the government’s LGBT advisory committee for taking so long before the so-called “conversion therapy” was banned.

A timetable is expected on Monday for the Conservative Party leadership election. The winner will be announced in early October at the annual conference. Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who announced his resignation on Tuesday night, is one of the top candidates to succeed Johnson.

A poll showed that Sunak has the support of a quarter of the Conservatives, followed by Secretary of State Liz Truss in second place with 21 percent. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace closed the top three with 12 percent. Truss and Wallace have not (yet) applied for the leadership position.

In addition to Badenouch and Sunak, Representative Tom Tugendhat and Attorney General Suila Braverman have also filed an application. To this could also be added the nomination of Jeremy Hunt, the former Secretary of Health and Foreign Affairs.

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