Rishi Sonik of Indian origin has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Great Britain by King Charles III.
According to the French news agency AFP, Britain’s King Charles III on Tuesday appointed the new Conservative leader Rishi Sonic as the second prime minister of his reign.
In pictures released by Buckingham Palace, King Charles III can be seen shaking hands with Rishi Sonik.
Rishi Sonic’s rival Penny Mordant failed to secure the support of at least 100 Conservative MPs needed to run for party leader and prime minister.
Penny Mordant announced her support for Rishi Sonic after failing to secure the support of 100 MPs required for the contest.
Sonic had crossed the threshold on Friday night before announcing his candidacy on Sunday and collecting around 150 public nominations from Tory lawmakers.
Just two months ago, MPs elected Liz Truss over Rishi Sonik, who had more support among MPs.
Earlier, Boris Johnson had dropped out in favor of Rishi Sonic, leaving Penny Mordant as the only candidate in the race.
Who is the new British Prime Minister Rishi Sonak?
According to the British news agency Reuters, Rishi Sonak gained great attention in the political and public circles of the United Kingdom when he became the finance minister of the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He was 39 years old at that time.
He had introduced a successful scheme to deal with the corona virus epidemic in the UK.
Rishi Sonak, a former analyst at investment firm Goldman Sachs, will be Britain’s first Asian Prime Minister.
His family moved to Britain in the 1960s when many others from former British colonies came to help rebuild the country after World War II.
After graduating from Oxford University, Rishi Sonik studied at Stanford University. There he met Akshita Murthy, who later became his wife.
Akshita Murthy’s father is Indian billionaire NR Narayan Murthy, founder of outsourcing company Infosys Limited.