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Rishi Sunak Doesn’t Want To Hear It | PUPPET REGIME | GZERO Media

Rishi Sunak doesn’t want to hear it

With friends like these, the new UK Prime Minister hardly needs enemies.

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New British Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak waves outside Tory HQ in London.

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Can this man save the UK?

On Tuesday, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak became the UK's prime minister after winning the Conservative Party leadership race. But he takes over from lettuce loser Liz Truss amid turbulent times — and faces historic challenges in steering the country out of its current mess.

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A combination picture shows Chinese leaders Xi Jinping, Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang, and Li Xi.

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What We’re Watching: Xi the all-powerful, Sunak the frontrunner, Shoigu the (nuclear) warmonger

All the secretary-general’s men

As expected, Xi Jinping was "re-elected" to a third term as secretary-general of China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday, a day after its 20th Congress wrapped up in Beijing. (The tightly scripted event had a bit of drama when his predecessor, Hu Jintao, was escorted out for “health reasons” as Xi looked on.) More importantly, the CCP unveiled its new seven-member Politburo Standing Committee, now made up entirely of Xi loyalists.

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UK: Truss out, lettuce see what comes next?

In the end, poor Liz Truss didn’t even outlast that head of lettuce. At best, she stuck it out for barely four “Scaramuccis.” There are many ways to clock the downfall of the UK prime minister, who resigned on Thursday morning after just 45 days in office, marking the shortest premiership in British history.

Now the UK, which has already had three PMs in as many years, will have had three in less than two months. For a European country that’s not Italy, that’s a lot. And there is no guarantee that things will calm down anytime soon.

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British PM Boris Johnson and Irish PM (Taoiseach) Micheal Martin at a Rugby Union match in London.

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Hard Numbers: Tories want Boris back, Venezuelans flee, Ukraine trolls Chechnya, Republicans heart election-deniers

32: That's the percentage of Conservative Party members who say they want to replace embattled British PM Liz Truss with ... Boris Johnson, her disgraced predecessor. Perhaps he won't need Puppet Regime to find him a new job, after all.

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What Putin Loves About Fall | PUPPET REGIME | GZERO Media

What Putin loves about fall

As the leaves change colors and the world slips towards nuclear war, the super-senior class at World High have written their poetic odes to autumn.

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PUPPET REGIME: WORLD HIGH | PUPPET REGIME | GZERO Media

World High

At a time when global leaders act like adolescents anyway, Puppet Regime brings you: World High, a new show that sends our presidents and prime ministers back to where they belong... High School!

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This article comes to you from the Signal newsletter team of GZERO Media, a subsidiary of Eurasia Group that offers balanced, nonpartisan reporting, and analysis of foreign affairs.


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Boris Johnson's New Job? | PUPPET REGIME | GZERO Media

Boris Johnson's new job?

The ousted PM has mouths to feed,. But after his exit in disgrace from Downing Street, what’s his next gig going to be?

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