Rishi Sunak

Former Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak is likely to be the new prime minister of the United Kingdom

Rishi Sunak

If 42-year-old Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister from an Indian immigrant family, becomes a single candidate for the British Conservative Party, he will immediately become leader and prime minister of the Conservative Party without any additional procedures.

The Washington Post (WP) reported on the 24th that if Sunak is chosen as a single candidate in the UK Conservative Party’s candidate registration, which closes at 2 p.m. (10 p.m. Korean time), he will be the first non-white native and first South Asian prime minister in British history.

Sunak was born on May 12, 1980 in Southampton, England, from an Indian immigrant family who moved to Britain from Africa.

He graduated from Oxford University and Stanford University in the U.S., and after graduation, he entered the financial world and worked as a Goldman Sachs analyst and hedge fund partner for investment companies.

In 2015, he was elected to the House of Representatives and entered politics, followed by a vice finance minister in 2020.

In particular, Sunak and his wife are famous for having so many assets that they ranked 222nd on the British rich list this year.

At that time, the assets were 드로730 million, which amounted to about KRW 1.19 trillion in Korean money.

His wife, Ikshatamurti, is the daughter of the founder of Infosys, an Indian information technology giant.

It was rumored earlier this year because it did not pay taxes related to overseas income.

If former Minister Sunak becomes prime minister, he will be the youngest prime minister in 210 years since Robert Jenkinson, who became prime minister at the age of 42 years and 1 day in 1812.

Currently, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has declared his absence, and floor leader Penny Modont has less than 30 out of 357 support lawmakers, falling short of the candidate registration requirement (100).

The Washington Post said, “Even if most of Johnson’s supporters support floor leader Penny Modont, it is unclear whether he will be able to cross the threshold.”

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