Liz Truss is new UK Prime Minister | Daily News

Liz Truss is new UK Prime Minister

UK: Liz Truss has been named leader of the governing Conservative Party and Britain’s next Prime Minister on Monday, taking power at a time when the country faces a Cost of Living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession.

After weeks of an often bad-tempered and divisive party leadership contest that pitted Truss against Indian-origin Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister, Monday’s announcement triggered the beginning of a handover from Boris Johnson.

Truss has been declared the winner of the Conservative Party leadership election with 81,326 votes, defeating Rishi Sunak, who received 60,399 votes.

The two contenders have gone through a postal ballot of all the Conservative members, numbering around 160,000 Tory electorate to replace the UK outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The voting by Tory members for their choice between Sunak and Truss which started early August closed on Friday evening.


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