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Rishi Sunak Wins The Second Round of Voting in The Race To Become The Next PM of The UK

Rishi Sunak won the second round of voting with 101 votes

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UNITED KINGDOM: Rishi Sunak is a step closer to becoming the first Indian Origin Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Former British finance minister Sunak topped the second round of voting and won the most votes to succeed Boris Johnson, the former Prime Minister of the UK. And to lead the Conservative Party.

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After maintaining his lead Sunak thanked his supporters, and said on Twitter, “I am prepared to give everything I have in service to our nation. Together we can restore trust, rebuild our economy and reunite the country.”

Sunak won with 101 votes, followed by junior trade minister and bookmakers’ favourite Penny Mordaunt on 83 votes and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 64 votes.

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The big win came after Sunak has been trending on twitter of being too rich to be the PM. “>Are you too rich to be Prime Minister in these times? @JustinOnWeb asks Rishi Sunak. To which he replied “I don’t judge people by their bank accounts. I judge them by their character and I think people can judge me by my actions”.

There are five candidates left in the leadership contest, after Suella Braverman, the Indian-origin Attorney General in the race, was knocked off with the least votes at 27.

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