Nikki Haley a Republican, will run for president in 2024
Former South Carolina governor and UN envoy Nikki Haley has declared her candidature for president of the United States in 2024.
After former employer Donald Trump announced his candidature in November, she is the second prominent Republican to enter the race.
She had previously stated that she wouldn’t run against him for the presidency in 2021, but she has since altered her mind, citing the need for generational change.
The third Indian American to run for president is Ms. Haley.
Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, and Mike Pence, the former vice president, are among.
Mr. Trump is currently in the lead with 43% of the vote, while Ms. Haley is in fourth place with 12%, according to a recent poll by the polling company Trafalgar Group, which included both current and likely candidates.
Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, has announced she is a candidate to become US president in 2024.
She is the second major Republican candidate to run, after ex-boss Donald Trump launched his bid in November.
She said in 2021 she wouldn’t challenge him for the White House, but changed her mind in recent months, citing the need for “generational change.
Other Republicans expected to launch campaign to be selected for their party include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence.
She has previously criticised Mr Trump’s behaviour up to and during the 6 January 2021 attack on the US Capitol by his supporters.
The day after the riot, she said in a speech that his actions since election.
A recent survey by the polling firm Trafalgar Group that included current and likely candidates has Mr Trump in first place with 43% and Ms Haley in fourth at 12%.
Other Indian Americans to run before her were Louisiana.