UK politics: Former finance minister Rishi Sunak formally announces candidacy to be PM

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British Conservative Rishi Sunak formally announced on Sunday (October 23) that he is seeking to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Liz Truss. This is his second bid in months to lead the UK as the nation faces multiple crises. 

Sunak tweeted: “The United Kingdom is a great country but we face a profound economic crisis.” The former finance minister confirmed his candidacy, adding: “I want to fix our economy, unite our party and deliver for our country”. 

Sunak said that he wants to “fix our economy, unite our Party and deliver for our country”. 

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