London, 2 September. Rishi Sunak, the former finance minister who resigned in July due to his dissatisfaction with the Boris Johnson administration, is an ambitious politician popular among his parliamentary group and the architect of the economic plan to deal with the pandemic.
In his July 5 resignation letter, Sunak acknowledged that the post of Economy Minister might be his last “ministerial job”, but stressed that standards of good behavior were “important” and distanced himself from the lack of “seriousness and competition” between – until September 6, “Prime Minister” Boris Johnson.
During the process of electing the new “conservative” leader, Sunak was the most voted candidate among the Conservative MPs, while Secretary of State Liz Truss came in second.
Sunak and Truss have campaigned in recent weeks to win the support of 160,000 conservative members, who are the ones who decide which of the two will be the next prime minister.
During the domestic campaign, Sunak repeatedly attacked Truss’ plan to cut taxes, saying it would push the country into more debt and push inflation higher.
Sunak, if he comes to power, promised more help to deal with the accelerating rise in energy prices this winter.
Thanks to his plan to protect employment and investment during the pandemic, Sunak became one of the favorite members of the “Conservative” government and was seen as a potential candidate for the position of future Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.
However, controversy over the tax status of his wife, Akshata Murti, daughter of an Indian businessman, clouded his expectations and was presented in the press as a millionaire far from the concerns of the general public.
Nor was he fined for participating in a party that violated anti-viral regulations in Downing Street offices which contributed to his popularity, for which he apologized, although he always defended he was just passing through.
Sunak became Treasury Secretary – most importantly after the Prime Minister – on February 13, 2020, replacing Sajid Javid.
Sona worked in the financial sector
Previously, the 42-year-old politician has been at the helm of the Treasury since July 2019, having made his first appearance as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons in 2015 following his career in the financial sector.
He held positions at several financial firms, including investment bank Goldman Sachs and venture capital fund The Children Investment Fund Management.
In 2010 he joined another fund manager, Theleme Partners, and was a director of Catamaran Ventures, which is owned by his father-in-law, Indian millionaire NR Narayana Murthy.
He grew up in the city of Southampton (South English), the minister of Hinduism, is the son of Yashvir, who was a doctor, and Usha Sunak, a pharmacist, and the grandson of immigrants from the Indian region of Punjab, who came to the United Kingdom in the sixties from East Africa.
Sunak, the eldest of three siblings, was educated at the private school in Winchester and, as is customary among the political class in this country, graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE, in English) from Oxford English.
He completed his MBA degree from American University at Stanford – which he received on a Fulbright scholarship – where he met his wife, the mother of his two daughters, and the daughter of the co-founder of the multinational Infosys.
Known for his political profile, he is known to have supported leaving the European Union in the 2016 consultations and backed the deal negotiated with Brussels by the former Prime Minister, Theresa May, which Parliament rejected three times.
At the head of the Economy Ministry, Sunak has had to deal above all with the effects of Covid, and although his initial reaction to supporting the economy has been appreciated, he has recently been criticized for his plan to raise taxes. EFE
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