Britain’s former finance minister, Rishi Sunak, confirmed on Sunday that he will replace Liz Truss as prime minister.
“The UK is a great country, but we are facing a deep economic crisis,” he said on Twitter.
“That’s why I’m on the list to become leader of the Conservative Party and your next prime minister.”
Sunak was defeated by Truss in September in the race to replace Boris Johnson after losing an election held by members of the Conservative party across the country.
Even before making his statement on Sunday, Sunak had garnered more support from conservative lawmakers than his rivals — former Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Johnson, who is trying to make a comeback.
Sunak resigned from Johnson’s government in July and helped spark a rebellion that overthrew him.
“There will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of the government I lead and I will work day in and day out to get the job done,” he said in a statement.
“I ask you for the opportunity to solve our problems.”