Liz Truss has resigned as the Prime Minister of Britain.
Truss made the announcement herself while outside Number 10 Downing Street on Thursday.
Her resignation as the Prime Minister goes hand in hand with her resignation as the leader of the Conservative Party. A party leadership election will be held and completed within the next week. This will mean Britain will have a new Prime Minister within the next few days.
During her announcement, Truss said she realises that she has lost the faith of her party after she is unable to deliver on the promises she made while she was running for the leadership.
“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.”
It’s expected that Chancellor Rishi Sunak and former defence minister Penny Mordaunt will both run for leadership. Among the party members are the hope that former ousted Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a comeback and become both leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister again.
Truss is the Prime Minister with the shortest time in office with a total of 45 days. She is followed by George Canning in 1827 with 118 days.
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