Its prime minister Britain’s Boris Johnson decided to replace the head of British diplomacy Dominic Raab, who has been criticized for managing the Afghan crisis by handing over the Justice Department portfolio, Downing Street announced on Wednesday.
Raab, a 47-year-old liberal politician, will also retain his title vice-president of the British government, a position he held de facto until today, as he led the government in the spring of 2020, when Boris Johnson, having fallen ill with Covid-19, had to be hospitalized.
Boris Johnson was under pressure to oust Raab after he left for holidays in Crete, while the Taliban were advancing on Kabul and while there were allegations that thousands of emails were sent to people asking for help to leave Afghanistan were not read never, broadcasts the APE BPE.
The new Foreign Minister will be Liz Trace, to former Minister of International Trade.
Lis Trass, 46, has been in charge of Britain’s trade talks since Brexit.
At the same time, as part of a reshuffle that aims to breathe new life into the government, the British Prime Minister has decided to remain in his post as Finance Minister. Risi Sunak, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Risi Sunak, in this position since February 2020, “remains Chancellor of the Exchequer,” Downing Street said in a press release.
The Minister of Education Gavin Williamson leaves the government, as planned due to his management of the closure of schools during the quarantines and the fiasco that followed the exams, as well as the Minister of Justice Robert Buckland and Housing Robert Genrik.
In the position of Minister of Interior remains the Priti Patel.