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Rishi Sunak is now in the lead in the contest to succeed Liz Truss as the leader of the Conservative Party and seems to be the front-runner to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Penny Mordaunt is now in the second position as she races against the clock to collect enough support by the deadline of 2:00 pm local time (13:30 GMT).

After making a valiant effort to make a spectacular return, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson withdrew his name from consideration late on Sunday.

The election comes after many weeks of economic and political upheaval, and the winner will be the third prime minister of the United Kingdom in only two months.

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