Liz Truss appointed as the UK's new prime minister


Posted on 05 September 2022


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At a time when the nation is experiencing both industrial unrest and a recession, Liz Truss was appointed as the UK's new prime minister today after winning the internal leadership race inside the dominant Conservative party. She ousted Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister, with 81,326 votes to 60,399 after a controversial and frequently tense party leadership election that lasted all summer and was precipitated by Boris Johnson's departure in July. As she was confirmed successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Truss announced "bold" action to face the current economic crisis. "We need to show that we will deliver over the next two years. I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy," Truss stated. "I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people's energy bills, but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply," she added.


Key Points

  • At a time when the nation is experiencing both industrial unrest and a recession, Liz Truss was appointed as the UK's new prime minister today after winning the internal leadership race inside the dominant Conservative party.

  • As she was confirmed successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Truss announced "bold" action to face the current economic crisis.


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