The ruling Conservative Get together has set an astonishingly brief timeframe to pick out a brand new chief, who may even turn out to be prime minister. Liz Truss introduced her resignation on Thursday. The competition might be wrapped up right this moment — and will likely be by the tip of the week, on the newest.
In current Conservative Get together management contests, the transition of energy has taken about two months, together with a number of rounds of voting among the many social gathering’s lawmakers, adopted by a interval of campaigning across the nation and a vote by dues-paying members of the social gathering, who choose the winner between two finalists. However as a result of the Conservatives simply concluded that course of final month, they rewrote the foundations for his or her do-over contest. Contenders have till 2 p.m. Monday to get the singular backing of a minimum of 100 Conservative lawmakers among the many 357 in Parliament. If just one individual clears that threshold, that’s it: The Tories have a brand new chief, to be put in as chief of the nation. If two or three candidates qualify, the finalists will likely be decided by way of rounds of voting amongst Conservative Get together lawmakers after which put to a web based vote among the many 170,000 dues-paying members of the social gathering.