Telegraph: Johnson may succeed Stoltenberg as NATO Secretary General

Telegraph: Johnson could be next NATO Secretary General

Outgoing head of the British government Boris Johnson may take over as NATO Secretary General after the current head of the alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, leaves his chair next September. This was reported on Wednesday by The Daily Telegraph.

According to the publication, senior Tories support the candidacy of Boris Johnson as the next Secretary General of NATO. Before Johnson, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, as well as former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom Theresa May and David Cameron, were predicted for this role, the newspaper notes.

The Daily Telegraph emphasizes that a British representative has long been proposed for the post of NATO Secretary General due to the US distrust of European politicians who have repeatedly announced their plans to create a new EU army.

On July 7, when almost 60 people defiantly left the British government, Boris Johnson announced his resignation from the post of head of the Conservative Party. He also announced that he would step down as prime minister as soon as a new Tory leader was elected to lead the cabinet. This should happen on September 5, with Foreign Minister Liz Truss or ex-Finance Minister Rishi Sunak as the new prime minister. The fate of the candidate will be determined by almost 200,000 members of the ruling party.

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Author`s name Petr Ermilin