Eight candidates nominated to succeed UK PM Johnson

STORY: The nominated candidates were Kemi Badenoch, Suella Braverman, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, Tom Tugendhat, Liz Truss and Nadhim Zahawi.

Their names were announced by Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, on Tuesday (July 12).

The 1922 Committee of Conservative members of parliament, which is organizing the contest, says the field will soon be whittled down with repeated votes in the next few weeks, with the final two then selected by the fewer than 200,000 party members by July 21.

The winner, and Britain's new prime minister, will be announced on Sept. 5.

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