December 4, 2022

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after six weeks, new party leadership elections within the week

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after six weeks, new party leadership elections within the week

Earlier today, a Truss spokesperson said the prime minister acknowledged “yesterday was a difficult day” but wanted to stay and focus on serving the country. But things can move quickly in British politics. An hour and a half later, his words were already outdated.

Truss announced that new party leadership elections will take place within the week, the fourth in six years. She will remain prime minister until a new party leader is elected to succeed her as prime minister. According to the chairman of the 1922 commission, the election result should be known next Friday (October 28).

It is said that Jeremy Hunt, who was a candidate in the last election and is now allowed to pull chestnuts from the fire as Treasury Secretary, will not run again. Rishi Sunak and Benny Mordaunt are popular with Conservative MPs, and they are expected to run again. There are also rumors that Boris Johnson will be back again.

Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labor Party, sees all this sadly happening and calls for new parliamentary elections. He has already done so with Johnson switching gears.According to Starmer, the crisis among the Conservatives is hurting the British economy and the country’s reputation. Labor is doing very well in the polls these days and it’s clear that Starmer wants to cash in on this hypothetical success as quickly as possible.

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