Boris Johnson says he won't fight for premiership - Ukraine news, Politics

Boris Johnson says he won’t fight for premiership – Ukraine news, Politics

Boris Johnson abandoned the intention to participate in the election of the new leader of the British Conservative Party. About it reports The Guardian.

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Johnson admitted that he would not run due to the fact that he was able to enlist the support of only 60 supporters in Parliament, which is well below the required threshold of 100 MPs.

According to other sources, Johnson achieved the necessary support, but decided not to run, as “it is impossible to lead without full party unity in Parliament.”

According to the publication, Johnson held talks with other applicants to convince them to support his candidacy, but did not achieve success and considered it best “not to create obstacles with his nomination for someone who succeeds.”

“I think I have a lot to offer, but I’m afraid now is just not the right time to do so,” Johnson said.

Johnson’s refusal to fight almost guarantees the victory of Rishi Sunaku, The Guardian notes.

REFERENCE. Potential candidates have until 14:00 GMT (16:00 Kyiv time) on October 24 to get enough support to advance to the next stage of the race.

If only one candidate has the support of 100 tories, then he will become prime minister.

If there are multiple candidates with 100+ support, then an online vote by members of the Conservative Party will be held, and the results will be announced on Friday, October 28th.

Serhiy Berezhny

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