Defense Secretary Ben Wallace rules out Boris Johnson’s successor

British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace withdrew from the race Behind the British Prime MinisterBoris Johnson, in what Political withdrawal is considered by analysts as one of the best sites to lead the government.

After careful consideration and discussion with colleagues and family, I took The decision not to participate in the leadership contest of the Conservative PartyWallace announced in a message posted on his account Twitter.

It was not an easy decision“But I want to focus on my current job and protect this country,” he added.

The race to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, and thus, as the Prime Minister presented last Friday, Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak’s first namewhile the rest of the favorite theorists will test their options before making the final leap.

Sunak resigned from the position on Tuesday, at A Coordinating the work with the then Head of the Health Department, Sajid Javid, This led to a series of resignations in the next two days, until Johnson ended up showing up at the gates of Downing Street to announce that he would no longer continue to lead the party, and thus as prime minister.

The former minister joins a A reduced list so far includes Representative Tom Tugendhat and Attorney General Suila Bravermanalthough none of them in the groups are among the potential candidates with options to replace Johnson.

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Among those already considering a candidacy, there is also Javid, as well as the head of transportation, Gran Shapps, and former foreign minister Jeremy Hunt, according to sources consulted by the BBC.

In fact, Hunt actually ranked second in the 2019 primariesJohnson, in which he was victorious, has established himself in recent months as one of the most critical of the outgoing prime minister’s voice.

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