United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation after six turbulent weeks in office. According to reports, this resignation made her one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in British history.
The latest reports are that A leadership election will be completed within the next week.
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Speaking outside the door of her Number 10 Downing Street office, Truss accepted that she could not deliver the promises she made when she was running for Conservative leader, having lost the faith of her party.
“I recognize though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party,” she said.
She added: “This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week. This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security.”
“I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen. Thank you.”
A leadership election will be completed within the next week to replace Truss, who is the shortest-serving prime minister in Britain’s history. George Canning previously held the record, serving 119 days in 1827, when he died.
Conservative lawmakers have increasingly called on Truss to step down after she was forced to junk most of her economic program which when delivered on September 23 sent the pound and government bond markets tumbling.
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