London, Sep 5 – The British Foreign Minister, Liz Truss, is the favorite to be appointed this Monday as the new leader of the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister, replacing Boris Johnson, who will formally present Queen Elizabeth II his resignation tomorrow, Tuesday, at Balmoral Castle (Scotland).
The Conservative Party will announce at 12:30 local time (11:30 GMT), at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center, near the British Parliament (London), the name of the winner of this internal process to elect the leader of the formation, after Johnson tender his resignation in early July.
In recent weeks, Truss and the former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have competed for the support of the group’s affiliates -some 160,000-, who have voted by traditional post or electronically, but the media and experts take it for granted the triumph of the head of the Foreign Office.
Following today’s announcement, Johnson and the new leader will travel to Balmoral Castle in Scotland tomorrow for their respective audiences with 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.
Initially, it was planned that the queen would travel to London for this transfer of power, but Buckingham Palace, the residence of the royal family, recently announced the change in plans, which will force Johnson and his successor to travel to Balmoral, where the head of state spends her summer vacation.
Johnson – who resigned due to the rebellion of numerous members of his government in protest at his management – will first formally present his resignation to the sovereign and, immediately afterwards, Elizabeth II will call Truss or Sunak (depending on who wins today) to ask her to form government.
Once this constitutional act of rigor has been completed, the new Prime Minister will travel to London to appoint the members of his Executive.