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The Minister of Economy presents the candidacy to replace Boris Johnson

Nadhim Zahawi has promised that if elected, he will lower taxes for families and businesses, increase defense spending and implement reforms in education.

Reproduction / The Sunday TimesNadhim Zahawi;  uk
Nadhim Zahawi was Minister of Education and took over as Minister of Economy last week.

The new Minister of Economy i uk, Nadhim Zahawiannounced the candidacy to replace Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and British Prime Minister this Saturday, 9, shortly after Transport Minister Grant Shapps also announced that he will run for the post. In the announcement, Zahawi promised that if elected, he would cut taxes on households and businesses, increase defense spending and implement education reforms. Zahawi, a former education minister, last week replaced Rishi Sunak, who resigned as economy minister in protest at Johnson’s management. “My aim is simple: to give the opportunities that have been given to my generation, to all British people, whoever they are and wherever they come from,” added Zahawi, originally from Iraq. A little while ago, the Minister of Transport announced his candidacy for the “Sunday Times” newspaper. If elected, he promised to prepare an emergency budget to deal with inflation, including tax cuts and aid for energy-starved businesses.

In addition to Zahawi and Shapps, Sunak also expressed their willingness to run for House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Tom Tugendhat, Attorney General Suella Braverman and former Equality Minister Kemi Badenoch. In the coming days, other party “heavyweights” are expected to announce their aspirations, including former health secretary Sajid Javid, current foreign secretary Liz Truss and former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt. Another front-runner, Defense Minister Ben Wallace, ruled out running in Saturday’s primary, saying on Twitter that he was focused on keeping the country safe. Next Monday, the influential 1922 Committee, which brings together Conservative MPs without portfolios, will choose the government and announce the timetable for electing a new leader. Johnson was forced to resign after more than 50 members of his government quit in protest at his administration and scandals in recent months.

*With information from EFE

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