Britain’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak could become the country’s next prime minister if his rival Penny Mordaunt fails to win the support of 100 MPs.
Sunak already has the support of 142 MPs. Penny Mordont currently has the support of 29 MPs.
Earlier on Sunday, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson withdrew from the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, saying he had the support of enough MPs to move on to the next stage, but that he needed help from former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak. Sufficient support has not been received.
If Penny Mordont fails to secure the support of 100 MPs by 2pm local time on Monday, Rishi will automatically become prime minister.