“It is the greatest privilege of my life to be able to serve the party I love, and to be able to give back to the country I owe so much to.”
Those were the words of Rishi Sunak, the newly elected Conservative Party leader and soon to be Prime Minister of Great Britain.
In a short speech given to the media, Sunak paid tribute to outgoing PM and party leader, Liz Truss.
“I’d like to pay tribute to Liz Truss for her dedicated public service to the country. She has led with dignity and grace through a time of great change.”
Truss, who resigned as PM last week, was only in office for 45 days. The shortest serving British PM in history.
Sunak is also making history as he is the first non-white person to be chosen as PM. At the age of 42, he is also the youngest.
“The United Kingdom is a great country, but there is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge. We need stability and unity, and I will make it my utmost priority to bring our party and our country together,” he said.
Truss is expected to visit King Charles III to formally resign. Once he has accepted her resignation, he will welcome Sunak for a meeting and ask him to form a government.
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