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Rishi Sunak Set to be U.K.'s Next Prime Minister

Sunak is the first person of color to serve in the role

For two long months this summer, the British public watched Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss argue bitterly over the economy while setting out their pitch to a few thousand Conservative members to pick them as Britain’s next Prime Minister.

Liz Truss won that battle. But today, Rishi Sunak won the war.

Sunak was victorious in a re-run of the leadership contest that was over before it began, seeing off Boris Johnson on Sunday and Penny Mordaunt earlier on Monday to finally enter Downing Street at the second time of asking.

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