British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after merely 44 days in power

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after merely 44 days in power

British Prime Minister Liz Truss on Thursday officially announced her resignation just six weeks after taking office.

“I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills. I was elected by the Conservative Party with a mandate to change this. I recognize, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Party. I have therefore spoken to the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party,” she said in her speech outside Downing Street this afternoon.

“This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We have agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week. I will remain as Prime Minister until a successor has been chosen” She added.

Elizabeth Truss was appointed as Prime Minister on 6 September 2022.

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