One of the candidates has stepped back from the presidential election of the ruling British Conservative Party. On Friday, Matt Hancock’s Minister of Health quit six of the party’s leadership positions and so on the prime minister.
Originally, there were 13 candidates in the competition for the post of prime minister of Prime Minister Theresa May. Three of them had already changed their minds before the beginning of the actual succession process, and another three candidates fell off in the first round of the election round of the Conservative faction of the Lower House on Thursday.
The 40-year-old Hancock, who was the youngest member of the field until his retreat on Friday, was placed on Thursday for the last pre-nomination of the remaining candidates, collecting 20 factions.
In the first round, Boris Johnson, former Foreign Minister, took the lead, with 114 votes.
Matt Hancock personally resigned as a candidate who repeatedly voiced his belief that the United Kingdom would have to leave the European Union in an orderly manner.
Boris Johnson, who was already considered as the most successful candidate in the first round of the lead ballot by London betting offices, said in his announcement that he would be the new leader of the Conservative Party and thus the new British Prime Minister, the United Kingdom on October 31 I will definitely step out of the European Union on the closing date, either by accepting the Brexit agreement in the British Parliament or not.
Andrea Leadsom, former head of the lower house, and Esther McVey, former minister of labor, had a similar opinion on the candidates who had lost their first round of Thursday.
However, Boris Johnson, in a speech opening at the beginning of the week, shook his position. He stated that if he was elected prime minister, his goal would not be an unorganized exit, but the responsible behavior would be if the British government made preparations for this.
According to Johnson, maintaining Brexit without agreement is a “vital element” of the negotiations with the EU on an agreement that Britain really needs.
However, the European Commission has repeatedly stated that it is not possible to renegotiate the terms of the Brexit condition, which has been rejected three times by the London House.
The six candidates remaining in the competition will be voted next Tuesday by the Conservative faction of the Lower House. The next two rounds of voting in the current timetable will be next Wednesday and Thursday.
The goal is to have only two candidates for the next Thursday.
Among them, if neither of them returns to the other, the 160,000 registered members of the Conservative Party can elect Theresa May’s successor, who will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, by post.
According to the recently amended rules, the next Tuesday rounds will have to collect 10% of the number of votes for the candidates to avoid the loss. This way, Tuesday may have more than one candidate out of the competition.
In Thursday’s first round, Jerisy Hunt, the current foreign minister, was ranked second with Boris Johnson in 43 factions.
They were followed by Michael Gove, Minister of the Environment (37), former Minister of Brexit of Dominic Raab (27), Sajid Javid Minister of Home Affairs (23), Matt Hancock, Minister of Health (20), who retired on Friday, and Rory Stewart, Minister for International Development (19).
The final result of the political group votes depends to a large extent on the supporters of the fallen and then missing candidates in the next rounds.
David Lidington, head of the cabinet office of the British government, who, in his capacity as Deputy Prime Minister Theresa May, said to the BBC Radio, referring barely to Boris Johnson, said on Friday that he had been elected leader in the current voting system in the Conservative Party since 1965, and only once since 2003, In the case of Michael Howard, the favorite candidate won, even if he did not start off with Howard.
That is why Lidington believes that competition is still very open, and no candidate should take it for granted.