Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dissolves Parliament and holds elections

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dissolves Parliament and holds elections

According to the official UK calendar, the election was scheduled for January 2025, but everything changed after the Prime Minister's statement

Maria Paula Acevedo, supervised Posted on 05/22/2024 at 3:40 pm – Updated at 3:41 pm

This Wednesday, the 22nd, the Prime Minister of England, Rishi Sunak, Parliament was dissolved and declared Anticipation for elections in the country, It will now be held on July 4. According to the current calendar, the election will be held in January 2025.

As reported by the Exame magazine website, the prime minister did not say whether he would seek re-election during the speech at the gates of his official residence, Downing Street in London.

The announcement had a significant impact on Sunak's Conservative Party, who will succeed the former prime minister from the end of 2022. Boris Johnson, who resigned. From the beginning of his mandate, Sunak He shared Desire to hold general elections in 2024Although it is believed to happen by the end of the year.

According to the English newspaper The Guardian, Sunak decided to call the election after this week released new economic data favorable to his government. The publication also reported that party members had convinced the prime minister that the figure would not improve until the end of the year.

However, polls conducted in the country led the Labor Party Keir Starmer, is favored to win the next election. If this happens, Labor will return to power after 14 years of Conservative rule.


Rishi SunakThe 44-year-old served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022 and was the company's chief secretary between 2019 and 2020.

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He came British government leadership After the former Prime Minister's attempt failed Liz dress instead of Boris JohnsonDuring the Covid-19 pandemic, he resigned amid scandals for attending parties during quarantine in the UK.

In a new internal poll, conservatives elected Sunak, who took office with a promise to rein in inflation and stimulate the economy. His government was characterized by conservative policies, such as a plan to forcibly repatriate illegal immigrants to Rwanda, even though he was the son of Indian immigrants.

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