Liz Truss becomes new UK prime minister

Liz Truss becomes new UK prime minister

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced Liz Truss as the new prime minister on Monday. Truss was, on Monday, September 5, announced as the new leader

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The United Kingdom (UK) has announced Liz Truss as the new prime minister on Monday.

Truss was, on Monday, September 5, announced as the new leader of the UK’s conservative party, having defeated her rival, Rishi Sunak, in a Tory vote where she polled 81,326 votes compared to Sunak’s 60,399 votes.

As the leader of the ruling conservative party, Truss is now British prime minister, replacing Boris Johnson who resigned in July 2022, over a series of scandals.

The 47-year-old woman will be the third UK female prime minister following Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

Before Truce’s emergence as prime minister, she was the secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs.