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Sunak called a British election on 4 July

Sunak called a British election on 4 July

During Wednesday, rumors began to circulate that Rishi Sunak will call the election as early as this summer – earlier than expected. It comes after the Conservative Tory government called a meeting at an unusual time, with several ministers canceling trips they had planned to attend. Guardian.

At 5pm local time, standing in front of a dais outside Downing Street, the Prime Minister announced that the election would be held on July 4.

– I want to do the right thing, not the easy thing, he said.

On May 30, Parliament will be formally dissolved, according to reports Sky News. The King of Sunak has declared an election for Charles III.

However, he announces the election Most indications are that the prime ministership will be handed over to opposition leader Keir Starmer, who is leading the polls. At the same time inflation has come down and the economy has improved. Reuters writes that Sunak believes that Labour's victory will not be permanent and therefore wants to call an election as soon as possible. The prime minister himself said he and his government have a “clear plan” – while he criticized his opponent.

– I don't know what they offer, and honestly I don't think you do either, he says BBC.

Shortly after the announcement Labor leader Keir Starmer said the British people now had a chance to end the “mess” caused by Sunak's government.

– It's time for a change.

The Tories have been in power since 2010. The party won the last election in 2019 with Boris Johnson as leader. Liz Truss was in office for less than two months before Rishi Sunak took office in October 2022. The latest parliamentary elections are likely to be held in January 2025.

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