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Liz Truss, UK prime minister resigns

Liz Truss, UK prime minister resigns

UK’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss has dramatically resigned as prime minister after only 45 days in office. She had announced on Thursday afternoon at a media conference outside 10 Downing Street, the seat of the UK government. This recent development has made Truss, the shortest-serving leader in British political history following her decision.

Her resignation was tendered after a key minister had quit and Tory lawmakers had disagreed during a rowdy parliamentary vote.

The Tory lawmakers had elected Truss in September, but she had lost authority after a series of U-turns.

The former Prime Minister, while announcing her resignation, had said: “I came into office at a period of great economic and international instability. I recognize, given the situation, that I cannot deliver the mandate to which I was elected, by the Conservative Party.”

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Truss has said that she will remain in office pending the time that her successor takes over. The next Prime Minister will be elected in a Tory leadership contest, which will be completed next week.

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