Indian-origin Rishi Sunak to become Britain's next prime minister

Sunak will replace Liz Truss, who served as Britain's shortest-serving prime minister

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street on the day of the Spring Statement, in London (Photo: Reuters)
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Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak on Monday was elected unopposed to become Britain's Prime Minister as the governing Conservative Party sought stability at a time of immense economic challenges and after months of chaos that consumed the past two leaders. He will be the third PM in seven months.

Sunak will replace Liz Truss, who served as Britain's shortest-serving prime minister. The new UK PM was the front-runner after his rival Boris Johnson quit the race, admitting that he could no longer unite their party following one of the most turbulent periods in British political history.

Sunak, 42, said he

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 6:53 PM IST

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