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U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns After Just Six Weeks In Office

Liz Truss has resigned as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after just six weeks in office.

She made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, October 20.

In a statement read outside Downing Street, she said: “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 with a mandate to change this. We delivered on energy bills. I recognise, though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.

I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party. This morning, I met the chairman of the 1922 committee, Sir Graham Brady. We've agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.”

Truss succeeds Boris Johnson who resigned his appointment as PM in July over a series of scandals.

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