Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 1:07 p.m.
The leader of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, received this morning the formal commission from King Charles III to become the new prime minister. In a formal ceremony that concluded a few minutes ago, the former minister recently elected by the Tories in an express election process spoke briefly with the monarch after the official greeting. Sunak has thus become the nation’s youngest prime minister in the last two centuries. Anecdotally, he is also the country’s second head of government during the still brief reign of Charles III. Her predecessor, Liz Truss, received the formal commission from Elizabeth II just two days before the queen’s death.
Precisely, before Sunak headed to the palace, Truss chaired the last session of her cabinet and then offered a farewell press conference in front of number 10 Downing Street. In this speech he wished his successor “every success for the good of our country.”
The new prime minister promised this Monday that his objective is to give “stability and unity” to the United Kingdom after the deep political crisis it has gone through in the last two months, after the departure of Boris Johnson, repudiated by a large part of the conservatives. due to the ‘Partygate’ scandals and its official management. Truss has lasted only 45 days in office, making her a more short-lived British prime minister. The swift election of Sunak, for its part, has allowed the Conservatives to save themselves the trouble of perhaps having to call elections, as the Labor opposition demanded. The new ‘Tory’ leader has shown his strong willingness to “unite the party”
At this time, the fifth British prime minister in six years has already begun to name his government team. And on Wednesday he will appear in Parliament to answer his first session of questions to the ‘premier’. It is possible that he will be accompanied by Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt, appointed by Truss 11 days ago, if the new head of Government decides today that he remains in office to stabilize the markets.