Six candidates still in race to replace UK PM Boris Johnson

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Six candidates remain in the running to replace UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the first round of voting, the Conservative Party announced, with finance minister Nadhim Zahawi and former foreign minister Jeremy Hunt eliminated.
Rishi Sunak, who quit as finance minister last week to trigger Johnson’s downfall, leads the pack with the support of 88 Conservative members of parliament, followed by Penny Mordaunt, on 67, who polling shows is most popular with the party membership that will ultimately decide the race, and foreign Secretary Liz Truss on 50 votes.
Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.

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