UK leader Rishi Sunak wins key backers

LONDON — Rishi Sunak, the former head of Britain’s Treasury whose resignation spurred the ousting of Boris Johnson as prime minister, has quickly gained momentum in the race to become the country’s next leader, as the Conservative Party was beginning to whittle down an overloaded slate of candidates.

Mr Sunak launched his campaign in central London on Tuesday, promising integrity and a long-term plan to fix Britain’s inflation-ridden economy. He unveiled two prominent cabinet ministers as funders, in a skillfully produced event with the slogan “Ready for Rishi”.


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