By Williams Anuku
Rishi Sunak, a 42-year-old British parliamentarian of Asian descent, has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party and will now be named the United Kingdom prime minister.
He was announced as the new leader of the UK in a tweet on the Conservatives’ Twitter handle on Monday.
Sunak attended Winchester College. He holds a Bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Lincoln College, Oxford. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Stanford University, California.
He was born on 12 May 1980 in Southampton, Hampshire, England, to Hindu parents of Punjabi-Indian descent.
The former Prime Minister, Liz Truss announced her resignation as prime minister after six weeks in the office on October 20.
She had given a hint that there would be a leadership election within a week.
Ms Truss’ brief stint as a leader involved a mini-Budget that spooked the market, the sacking of her close ally and chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, the resignation of home secretary Suella Braverman and chaos in Westminster around a confidence vote where there were allegations of senior Tories man-handling and bullying colleagues.