There is already a date to know who will be the next replacement for Boris Johnson.
Members of the Conservative Party parliamentary group, also known as the 1992 Committee, agreed Monday that Johnson’s term will end on September 6 and that the next leader of the Conservative Party and future Prime Minister will be announced on the 5th, just one day before.
The member of Parliament, Rehman Chishti and the head of the United Kingdom diplomacy, Liz Truss are the last two names to join the list of 11 candidates for the future elections. Among them, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak stands out, considered one of the great favorites.
As agreed by the 1922 Committee, the nominations will close on Tuesday night, which already total 11. Then, a voting process will begin to reduce the total number of candidates to two before July 21.
Finally, it will be the members of the Conservative Party who choose the next prime minister from among the two candidates.
There is only one condition to be leader of the Conservative Party, and that is to be a Member of the House of Commons and a member of the party with a minimum seniority of three months before the elections. This means that with the exception of Boris Johnson (since there is a rule that explicitly prohibits a leader who resigns from standing as a candidate), any of the 358 MPs could access the post.
Determined to finish his term
This Monday, during his visit to the Francis Crick Institute, he said that he is determined to continue his work for the remainder of his mandate: “The prime minister’s constitutional role in this case is to carry out the remainder of his term and finish it, and that is what I am doing.”
Furthermore, Johnson he did not want to say who he would support: “The prime minister’s job at the moment is to let the party decide, let them get down to business.”
Johnson resigned last week after successive resignations by several of his ministers, fueled by mismanagement over allegations of sexual harassment against a party deputy.