Rishi Sunak, former Goldman Sachs analyst, is poised to become the next Prime Minister of the U.K. He became the replacement for the recently resigned Liz Truss after Boris Johnson and House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt dropped out of the race. Liz Truss, the former U.K Prime Minister resigned after just 6 weeks in office.
Following the resignation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, eight new candidates for Prime Minister have emerged, with the first official round of voting taking place next Wednesday. The diverse bunch, with four men and four women, consists of Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat, Kemi Badenoch, Penny Mordaunt, Jeremy Hunt, Nadhim Zahawi and Suella Braverman, who have each received at least 20 nominations from members of Parliament, which is the minimum amount to be added to the ballot.