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Rishi Sunak retains role as UK finance minister, foreign secy Raab demoted in Cabinet rejig – Eflip

Rishi Sunak retains role as UK finance minister, foreign secy Raab demoted in Cabinet rejig

September 15, 2021

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak retained his position as finance minister in the UK government after the latest cabinet reshuffle, Downing Street

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak retained his position as finance minister in the UK government after the latest cabinet reshuffle, Downing Street announced on Thursday. British Prime Boris Johnson removed Dominic Raab as foreign secretary after UK’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Elizabeth Truss has been appointed as the new foreign secretary.

Johnson has shown trust in Sunak’s handling of Britain’s economy amid multiple waves of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which forced nationwide lockdowns. Sunak was highly rated both in surveys of Conservative Party members and in polls of the general public, which helped him secure his place in the Cabinet.

The major rejig comes amid a decline in Johnson’s approval rating. In May, the Conservative leader’s approval rating declined to 38% from 45%. 

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