Sunak to be UK’s next PM after months of turbulence
25 October 2022 | 12:20 pm
Rishi Sunak will become Britain's next prime minister after he won the race to lead the Conservative Party, leaving him with the task of steering a deeply divided country through an economic downturn set to leave millions of people poorer.
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