UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns After Less Than 2 Months In Office

  • United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after less than two months in office amid pressure following a reversal of economic policies that led to financial instability.
  • Truss said that a leadership election will occur “within the next week” and that she will stay on as prime minister “until a successor has been chosen.”
  • “Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” Truss said. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.”
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