UK Foreign Minister Liz Truss has been elected as the next Prime Minister of United Kingdom and leader of the governing Conservative Party.
- Liz defeated her rival, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after over a six-week-long grueling campaign.
- With the win, she becomes the third female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher. Truss takes over at a time when the UK is saddled with rising inflation and its worst cost-of-living crisis.
- Boris Johnson was forced to announce his resignation in July this year after months of scandal.
- Following the announcement, Mr Johnson will meet Queen Elizabeth to officially tender his resignation.
- A member of the Conservative Party, she has been Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Norfolk since 2010.
- She has served in various Cabinet positions under Prime Ministers David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.