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Who Will Win? Sunak and Truss finals in race to be PM

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According to BBC News, Rishi Sunak will face Liz Truss in the race to be the next prime minister after Penny Mordaunt was eliminated in the latest Tory leadership ballot.

Ms Truss overturned Ms Mordaunt’s narrow lead in the final vote among Tory MPs, securing a place in the run-off by 113 votes to 105.

She will now go head-to-head with Mr Sunak, who topped the final ballot with 137 votes.

The winner will be decided by a vote among Conservative party members.

Foreign Secretary Ms Truss secured her place after a late surge in support, picking up 27 votes in the 24 hours since the last round whilst Ms Mordaunt only gained 13.

The two had been scrambling to secure the backing of MPs who had backed Kemi Badenoch, who was knocked out in Tuesday’s vote.

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