Boris Johnson and his former finance minister Rishi Sunak are leading potential contenders to replace British Prime Minister Liz Truss. Candidates are quickly looking to gain support to become Conservative Party leader in a fast-tracked contest. Truss quit on Thursday after six turbulent weeks after replacing Johnson in July.

Anyone who wants to become the next prime minister must secure 100 nominations from Conservative lawmakers by Monday to run in the contest. The race is due to become the fifth British premier in six years, and polls suggest a national election would spell bad news for Conservatives.

It would be a remarkable comeback if Boris Johnson were to be elected again says Conservative lawmaker Paul Bristow, “He can turn it around again. And I’m sure my colleagues hear that message loud and clear. Boris Johnson can win the next general election.”

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