London, Indian-origin Rishi Sunak is on top in the fifth round of the race for British Prime Minister. He got 137 votes. With the fifth round of voting, Business Minister Penny Mordot has dropped out of the PM race. He got 105 votes. Sunak will now face Foreign Minister Liz Truss. He got 113 votes in the fifth round.
Rishi Sunak received the highest number of votes in all the five rounds. He got 118 votes in the fourth round of voting. So, 115 votes were received in the third round of voting on Monday. 101 votes were received in the second round of voting and 88 in the first round.
So Liz Truss got 86 votes in the fourth round, 71 in the third, 64 in the second and 50 in the first round. Penny Mordot received 92 votes in the fourth round, 82 in the third, 83 in the second and 67 in the first round.
Sunal and Truss are now set for their first head-to-head clash in Monday’s live TV debate on the BBC. The focus will then be on wooing the Tory party’s member base. According to estimates, the number of these members is about 160,000, who will vote for either of these two candidates. Those votes will be counted at the end of August and the winner will be announced by September 5.
It may be noted that a few days ago, the top ministers resigned from the cabinet expressing their displeasure with Prime Minister Boris Jensen. Sunak was also involved in it. Then Boris Johnson had to leave the post of Prime Minister. Jansen will remain in office until the election of the next Prime Minister.HS1MS