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UK’s Sunak and Truss make Tory party leadership run-off

(COMBO) Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Former Finance minister Rishi Sunak are the final two candidates for the Tory party leadership run-off following a vote on July 20, 2022. (Photos by Daniel LEAL and Tolga Akmen / AFP)

 

 

Conservative MPs in Britain on Wednesday chose former finance minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to contest a run-off to be leader and prime minister, to be decided by party members.

Sunak led the last of five ballots of Tory lawmakers, winning 137 votes, ahead of Truss on 113, while junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt was eliminated after getting 105 votes.

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