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Liz Truss replaces Boris Johnson as new UK Prime Minister

Liz Truss has been named the new UK Prime-minister nearly two months after Boris Johnson resigned in the wake of a series of scandals including resignations from his Ministers in July 2022.

Truss won the internal Conservative Party contest to succeed Boris Johnson as the Chairperson and.

Truss beat her rival Rishi Sunak in a five-week campaign dominated by questions about what both candidates will do to tackle a looming economic crisis with inflation already at 10.1%.

She won with 81, 386 votes from Conservative party members whereas her closest rival Mr. Sunak got 63,099 votes. The figures mean Truss got 56.3% of the vote more than Sunak’s 43.7%.

The Conservative Party chairperson Mr. Graham Brady named Truss the winner at an event in Westminster, central London on Monday 5th August.

Ms. Liz Truss has been serving as the UK Foreign Secretary and his political rival Mr. Rishi Sunak is the former Finance Minister in the Boris’s government but was among the Ministers who resigned.

Truss will be formally announced and installed on Tuesday 6th as the new Prime- minister after Johnson formally submits his resignation to the Queen at Balmorals and his successor (Truss) will then be invited to form a new government.

In a speech delivered at the announcement, Truss thanked his predecessor Boris Johnson and promised to enact an agenda quickly in order to ensure that the Conservative Party delivers for Britons.  

“We will deliver, we will deliver, we will deliver – and we will deliver a great victory for the Conservatives in 2024,” Truss said.

It should be noted that Truss will serve as the new Prime-Minister and as leader of the largest party in the House of Commons until the next general election, which will be held by December 2024.

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