Sunday, December 4

Rishi Sunak: I am standing to be British prime minister

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LONDON — Britain’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak confirmed on Sunday he was standing to replace Liz Truss as prime minister.

“The United Kingdom is a great country but we face a profound economic crisis,” he said on Twitter.

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“That’s why I am standing to be leader of the Conservative Party and your next prime minister.” (Reporting by Kate Holton, editing by Paul Sandle)