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.