Zahawi changed Gavin Williamson, who was one of many first to point that he’s out of job after he tweeted his “privilege” to have served within the authorities of Prime Minister Boris Johnson since 2019. 

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2021 11:57 PM IST

In a serious cupboard reshuffle, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Nadhim Zahawi because the schooling secretary, changing Gavin Williamson who was the primary minister to point an exit after he tweeted that it had been his privilege to serve in his function since 2019 when Johnson first took cost.

Zahawi was till now the vaccines minister within the UK authorities.

Besides Zahawi’s appointment, one of many main modifications within the rejig got here with the appointment of Dominic Raab because the justice secretary and likewise the Deputy Prime Minister. Elizabeth Truss has changed Raab, thus turning into solely the second lady to carry the place in Great Britain’s historical past.

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak has retained his position because the nation’s finance secretary, Downing Street introduced on Tuesday.

Raab has been severely criticised previously for his dealing with of the current withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan.

According to reviews, Raab was suggested to make an vital cellphone name to his Afghan counterpart Hanif Atmar relating to the evacuation of native translators who helped British officers, earlier than the development of the Taliban. However, Raab reportedly by no means made the decision, thereby drawing criticisms and calls for of his resignation from the opposition events.

Williamson, in the meantime, has had his share of criticisms over his administration of college admissions, examinations and college closures in the course of the Covid-19 disaster.

The rejig is part of Johnson’s try and “build back better” from the pandemic, particularly now that the UK has formally exited the European Union (EU).

(With inputs from companies)

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