Monday October 24, 2022

Boris Johnson Ends Bid to Return as UK’s Next PM

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dropped a bid to lead the Conservative Party, ending a short-lived, high-profile attempt to return to a job he was removed from little more than three months ago.

His withdrawal on Sunday leaves former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak the strong favourite to become the United Kingdom’s next prime minister — the third this year — at a time of political turmoil and severe economic challenges.

Johnson had raced home from a holiday in the Caribbean to try and secure the backing of 100 legislators to enter the contest to replace Liz Truss, the woman who succeeded him in September after he was forced to quit over a string of scandals.

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