Will Rishi Sunak be next UK Prime Minister? 

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on October 20, 2022, over the chaos over the "mini-budget," economic problems, and political instability.

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She served as Prime Minister of Britain for 44 days, the shortest term of any Prime Minister.

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Truss said she will remain as caretaker prime minister until a successor is named; a leadership contest is expected to take place over the next week.

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Top contenders to replace Truss are Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Rishi Sunak, who was a former finance minister and ran against Truss in the Conservative Party leadership race earlier this year, was a top choice among party MPs.

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Penny Mordaunt, former Defense Secretary. She was second to Sunak in MP voting until the final round of the race earlier this year.

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Boris Johnson is a former British PM who resigned from office after a series of ethics scandals.  Some of the party MPs want him to return as he was the only MP who had won the 2019 General Election with "mandate from party members and public."

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Jeremy Hunt, Finance Minister Ben Wallace, Defense Secretary

Conservative Party is likely to avoid a general election now ahead of the 2025 deadline An Opinium poll found that if a general election were held now, Labour would win 411 seats and the Conservative Party 137.  It would be a massive defeat, not seen since 1997.