British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced on Saturday that he will not run for the position of Conservative Party leader and therefore Prime Minister of the country. Wallace was given the best chance for victory.

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“It wasn’t an easy choice, but my focus is on my current job and maintaining the security of this wonderful country. I wish all the best to all the candidates and hope we can quickly return to focus on the issues we have all been chosen to address,” Wallace wrote on Twitter. On Friday, he indicated he would consult his family before making a final decision.

Wallace, whose status has grown significantly as a result of the military assistance provided by Great Britain to Ukraine, In recent days, he has been the favorite of both Conservative Party members and bookmakers. In a YouGov poll of Conservative voters, released Thursday, Wallace edged out all potential rivals.

The election of the new leader of the Conservative Party, who will automatically become prime minister, is necessary in connection with the resignation from the two posts announced by Boris Johnson on Thursday.

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So far, four people have officially entered the race: Rishi SunakWho was Finance Minister until Tuesday, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the House of Commons Tom TugendhatAttorney General for England and Wales Suila Braverman Former Deputy Minister for Equal Opportunities Kimi BadenochBut the chances of the latter two are slim.

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More than a dozen MPs are considering applying for Johnson’s inheritance. Next week, the Conservative Party authorities will announce the election schedule after which they will know the list of candidates.

Wallace’s decision not to pursue leadership causes this Sunak’s chances are growing, and so too – if they advance, likely – for Secretary of State Liz Truss and Secretary of Trade Policy Penny Mordaunt.

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