Britons finally know who the new leader of the Conservative Party will be: ex-Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will succeed Boris Johnson as Britain’s new prime minister. Polls have given Truss the best chance for some time.
Who is Liz Truss, the new British Prime Minister?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation from the party leadership at the beginning of the summer after a series of scandals. After a week of the disqualification race, two candidates remained: Secretary of State Liz Truss and former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak. They’ve been touring members’ evenings across the country in recent weeks, because party members are in charge.
Truss has been making comfortable lead in the polls for weeks. According to Sir Graham Brady, who is responsible for the ruling party’s internal elections, Truss received 81,326 votes. Her rival Rishi Sunak had to be content with 60,399 votes.
Gear management style close to Johnson style. She promised a lot, but was not immediately known to be a file eater and put pragmatism above major ideological considerations. In addition, she loves to swipe on the media or the EU, just like BoJo.
However, according to critics, Liz Truss lacks the charisma and charisma of Johnson. During discussions, she finds it difficult to get out of her words. Observers sometimes compare it to a robot. The bizarre speech she once gave about how the British should be proud of apples, pears, cheese and ham is now legendary. Truss cheers Margaret Thatcher on, but appears rudely on a regular basis. For example, in recent years she has worn a costume that appears to come straight from the wardrobe of the now-deceased Iron Lady. She herself do comparison or nonsense.
The new prime minister immediately gets a bunch of crises on the board. Inflation in the UK is higher than anywhere else in Europe, where profession after profession has begun to strike for rising wages and energy prices teetering. Meanwhile, Brexit continues to cause supply problems and long waiting lists in Dover.
Conservatives can vote until 5 p.m. local time on Friday night. Sir Graham Brady, chair of the influential 1922 Committee of the Conservative Group in the House of Commons, announced the name of the winner. The palace will invite Truss to a meeting with Queen Elizabeth, who will appoint her prime minister. It will happen tomorrow, according to British media, for the first time from Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s summer residence in Scotland.
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