UK: Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns

UK: Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns

Liz Truss announced her resignation as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Thursday, becoming the most short-lived Prime Minister in history, with 44 days in office.

In place for just six weeks, Liz Truss’ situation in Downing Street has seemed increasingly untenable in recent days.

This decision automatically leads to her resignation from the head of the Conservative Party. She announced this Thursday a ballot to succeed her “by next week”.

“Given the situation, I cannot fulfill the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” she said from 10 Downing Street.

According to a YouGov poll, only one in ten Britons had a favorable opinion of Liz Truss, one in five among Conservative Party voters. 55% of party members also believed that Liz Truss should resign. Several elected officials, including deputies, had publicly urged him to leave.

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