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Zakharova: Pre-Election Situation in UK Resembles Mad Tea-Party in 'Alice in Wonderland'

Wed 13 Jul 2022 | 03:15 PM
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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the candidates running for the post of prime minister seeking to succeed Boris Johnson.

Zakharova said the situation of the candidates to succeed Johnson is similar to one of the chapters of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" (when Alice is invited to Mad Hatter's crazy tea party).

"It seems to me that this is a Hatter tea party when there is one table, identical cups that no one cleans, no washes, and everyone else, sips and then just goes somewhere else," she said.

Zakharova added that there are no new opportunities, the candidates are the same people who have been involved in decision-making for many years.

The first round of elections for the position of prime minister is due to take place after the resignation of Boris Johnson on Wednesday.

All 358 members of Parliament from the Conservative Party will vote on Wednesday evening for the candidate they want to see as the new prime minister.

Currently, 10 candidates have put forward their nominations for the position of Prime Minister, two of whom are currently ministers: Secretary of State Liz Truss and Minister of Finance Nadhim Zahawi.

A number of former government members also joined to run for prime minister.