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Rishi Sunak’s takeover as prime minister is revolutionary, says Biden

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“It’s amazing, it’s a revolutionary milestone and that’s what counts,” the American president emphasized at an event held at the White House for the Hindu festival of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden yesterday, Monday, described as revolutionary the assumption of the Prime Minister of Britain by Rishi Sunak, the first non-white person to take the reins of the country.

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“It’s amazing, it’s a revolutionary milestone and that’s what counts,” the American president emphasized at an event held at the White House for the Hindu festival of Diwali.

THE 42 year old Rishi Sunaka wealthy former banker with the typical background of the British elite, will be the youngest person to become prime minister in modern UK history, but also the first of Indian origin, as his grandparents lived in Punjab, a region in northern India, before since the country’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1947.

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Biden will speak with him in the coming days, the White House announced.

“President Biden looks forward to speaking together (…) with Mr. Sunak in the coming days,” White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre said yesterday, clarifying that she would wait first, as is customary, for Sunak to meet with the king Charles III today for the British monarch to entrust him with the mandate to form a government.

Britain’s former finance minister won the Tory race for Downing Street unopposed yesterday after former prime minister Boris Johnson dropped out and his rival Penny Mordant failed to collect the required number of signatures to run. , following a blitzkrieg campaign sparked by Liz Truss’s resignation as Prime Minister.

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Megan
Megan
I am currently a news writer for News Bulletin247 where I mostly cover sports news. I have always been interested in writing and it is something I am very passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.

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