LONDON (NEWSnet/AP) — Britain Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs United Kingdom.

“Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future,” Sunak said Wednesday.

Sunak’s center-right party has struggled to overcome a series of crises including an economic slump, ethics scandals and a revolving door of leaders.

The center-left Labour Party is favored to defeat Sunak’s party. Labour leader Keir Starmer said his party would bring stability.

“Together, we can stop the chaos, we can turn the page, we can start to rebuild Britain and change our country,” Starmer said.

Sunak stressed his credentials as the leader who saved millions of jobs with support payments during the COVID-19 pandemic and brought the economy under control. He said the election will focus on “how and who you trust to turn that foundation into a secure future.”

Voters in United Kingdom will choose all 650 members of the House of Commons for a term of up to five years. The party that commands a majority in the Commons, either alone or in coalition, will form the next government and its leader will become prime minister.

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