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Is Rishi Sunak a lame duck? With MPs divided and rebelling, a sense of decline hangs heavy in the air

By Christopher Kirkland, Lecturer in Politics, York St John University
The notion of a lame duck leader is most commonly associated with the United States. The term refers to a president who will soon be succeeded in office – a situation that most commonly applies at the end of a second (and final) term, before the president has left office but after their successor as been chosen by the electorate.

Since US presidential elections are held in November but the new leader doesn’t assume office until the following January, there is a period in which the president can…The Conversation

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