Born in Baghdad to Kurdish folks, Zahawi got here to the UK as a boy, after his circle of relatives fled Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime within the Seventies.
Nadhim Zahawi used to be at perfect a depressing horse for the put up of PM till Wednesday. But now, for the reason that he’s Sunak’s successor, he is among the best contenders for the highest put up.
One Tory advised the Monetary Occasions, “Nadhim has been operating the parliamentary birthday party laborious for a while. Nobody is any doubt he’ll run and I believe there’s a superb opportunity he’ll win.”
Except backing Brexit in 2016, Zahawi has additionally been a staunch defender of (*5*) right through Partygate.
He, alternatively, in line with AFP, advised (*5*) on Thursday to ‘pass now’.
As opposed to the 5 aforementioned politicians, there are 4 different chances as neatly – Chair of the Well being and Social Care Choose Committee Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, Chairman of the Overseas Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat, and Legal professional Normal for England and Wales Suella Braverman.
(With inputs from FT, AFP and the BBC.)