Following Liz Truss’ resignation on Thursday, it is anticipated that former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unexpectedly make a comeback for a shot at becoming the nation’s leader.
Following the improper handling of several scandals that had a negative impact on his Tory party, including the parties held at Downing Street in defiance of COVID-19 lockdowns and the appointment of Chris Pincher to his government despite being aware of his prior allegations of sexual misconduct, Johnson had lost the support of his party.
The 58-year-old is reportedly mulling another attempt at leading the Conservative Party in the election that Tories believe will choose a new leader by Friday, October 28.
Johnson’s close friend and former culture secretary Nadine Dorries tweeted on Thursday that he was the only MP with “a mandate from party members and the British public” after winning the general election in 2019.
Johnson has not formally declared his intention to seek the position, despite the continuous rumors.
Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister of the United Kingdom and Truss’ major rival, is the front-runner to succeed her and take the race to the wire for Johnson. because he is seen as a reliable source of money.
When Johnson led the Conservatives to their largest election victory since 1987 less than three years ago, he made political history.