The British about to know the name of their new prime minister – Le Figaro

The head of diplomacy Liz Truss, remained faithful to the end to Boris Johnson, is well ahead in the polls against the former finance minister, Rishi Sunak. This is the end of a long race for power. Two months after the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and in the midst of a cost of living crisis, the British will finally know on Monday who will succeed him. The outcome of the vote, open to some 200,000 members of the Conservative Party, leaves little room for suspense as the head of diplomacy, Liz Truss, is ahead in the polls against the former finance minister, Rishi Sunak. Minister of 47 years, remained faithful to the end to Boris Johnson when the resignations within the executive were counted by the dozens at the beginning of July, will become except for a dramatic change the fourth British Prime Minister since the Brexit referendum in 2016, the third woman in the post after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May in UK history. After the membership vote ended on Friday night, the announcement of Boris Johnson’s successor, pushed to resign after a series of scandals and lies , is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (11:30 GMT). lie, and an exorbitant rise in energy bills that threatens families like schools, hospitals and businesses. of this long campaign, marked very on the right, but sometimes seemed disconnected from the dramatic worsening of the crisis during the summer. Liz Truss seduced by promising massive tax cuts and adopting a very hard tone against the unions. For his part, Rishi Sunak, a wealthy former banker, lost points by advocating an economic realism far from “fairy tales” and was seen as a technocrat giving lessons unable to understand the difficulties of British households. Sunday, Liz Truss assured the BBC that elected, she would act “from the first week” to help the British with their energy bills, refusing however to specify the concrete nature of the measures she intended to take. She also stressed that she would present “within a month” a tax reform project to deal with the crisis. If she won over the base of the party in power for 12 years in the United Kingdom, 52% of Britons that she will be a poor or terrible prime minister according to a recent YouGov poll. Not sure, therefore, that these vague promises are enough to calm the social discontent that has shaken the country like never since the Thatcher years (1979-1990). The country experienced what has been dubbed a “summer of discontent”, with multiple strikes in transport, postal services, hospitals, criminal lawyers and other sectors. a virtual power vacuum, with a resigned prime minister who was conspicuously absent, refusing to take action to relieve the British, missing important meetings and twice going on trips abroad with his family. two Tory candidates have strove to advocate “change” after the scandal-ridden Johnson era, the former Prime Minister is already missing by some Conservative Party members. Boris Johnson refused to publicly endorse either suitor and said in a Sunday Express farewell message on Sunday that it was time to “support the new leader with all our hearts”, saying they were both “more than capable” of the job. However, he did not rule out a return to politics. He will go on Tuesday to submit his resignation to Elizabeth II at her summer residence in Balmoral in Scotland, a first for the 96-year-old sovereign who has difficulty moving around and does not not make the trip to London. His successor will follow to become the 15th head of government in the monarch’s 70-year reign, before returning to London to deliver his first speech outside 10 Downing Street, form his government and face Labor opposition leader Keir on Wednesday. Starmer for the first time in Parliament.