Rishi Sunak edges closer to UK leadership prize as Boris Johnson caves

In a brief statement on Twitter late Sunday, shortly after Johnson said he wouldn't stand for fear of dividing the Conservative Party, Sunak vowed to lead with "integrity, professionalism

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Rishi Sunak, UK member of parliament, departs his home in London, UK, on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 (Photo: Bloomberg)

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Rishi Sunak took a huge step toward becoming the UK’s next prime minister as former premier Boris Johnson pulled out of the contest after a weekend of vacillation and as he won the endorsement of Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt.
In a brief statement on Twitter late Sunday -- shortly after Johnson said he wouldn’t stand for fear of dividing the Conservative Party -- Sunak vowed to lead with “integrity, professionalism and accountability” if he won the race for No. 10 Downing Street.

Johnson’s decision, days after he cut short a Caribbean holiday to get his political campaign going, leaves

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 8:38 AM IST

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