Polls have projected foreign secretary Liz Truss will beat former finance minister Rishi Sunak to become Britain’s next prime minister.
UK Tories finish voting for leader
Voting finished Friday in the Conservative party leadership election, with Liz Truss widely expected to be named the winner next week and succeed Boris Johnson as the UK’s next prime minister.
Online and postal polls of Tory members closed at 5:00 pm (1600 GMT), after a two-month contest that saw the two final contenders tour the country taking part in hustings and televised debates.
The result of the run-off between Foreign Secretary Truss and former finance minister Rishi Sunak will be announced at 12:30 pm on Monday, before the outgoing Johnson formally tenders his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II the next day.
Voting by the estimated 200,000 Conservative party members began in early August, a month after Johnson announced his resignation following a slew of scandals and resignations from his government.