Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Liz Truss Elected as Britain’s Next Prime Minister, Succeeding Boris Johnson

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been elected as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party and will take office as the UK’s next prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson, international media reported.

In place of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was ousted by his own MPs earlier in the summer, the foreign secretary, Liz Truss received 81,326 votes from Conservative members, or 57.4%, to Johnson’s 60,399 votes (42.6%), according to a report by the Guardian.

After being embroiled in a scandal for several months, the ex-Prime Minister of the UK, Johnson, was compelled to announce his resignation in July. On Tuesday, Johnson is set to fly to Scotland to present his resignation to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of the UK.

Within a week of taking office, Truss has pledged to make household support measures public. Allies are reportedly talking about a £100 billion package that might include freezing energy prices.

Despite the fact that an increase in national insurance favors the wealthy more than others, the newly elected Prime Minister has already promised to reverse it.

Truss will assume office as the UK’s Prime Minister starting from Tuesday, after becoming the UK’s third female to have occupied the position.

Boris Johnson, the former chief of the Conservative Party, announced his resignation as party head and as prime minister on July 7 after a string of ministerial resignations.

Former UK Prime Minister’s move to promote politician Chris Pincher to a position of power while being aware that Pincher had been the subject of a sexual harassment claim ignited the scandal that ultimately ended his nearly three-year tenure.

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