UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss Resigns (Update)
After serving as prime minister for one and a half months, Liz Truss announced her resignation.
Just 24 hours prior, she declared that she would stay in office because she was a warrior and not a quitter.
Boris Johnson, who resigned from his position as prime minister in July due to a slew of scandals, is replaced by Truss.
Liz Truss declared she would continue working till a replacement was selected the next week.
24 hours ago…
Following a growing chorus of calls for her resignation from members of her own Conservative Party, Truss announced her resignation on Thursday.
When her party members began shouting and swearing at one another in the Parliament on Wednesday, there was complete mayhem.
In the few weeks since taking office, Truss has experienced political challenges, including the resignation of two members of her party.
Kwasi Kwarteng was dismissed as Chancellor on October 14 and replaced by a former health Jeremy Hunt, who earlier served as a Secretary of State for Health and Social Care among other posts.
Also, the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman resigned from her office in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister following sending her “personal email to a trusted parliamentary colleague as part of policy engagement.”
In one of her toughest moments during her short spell as the British PM, Truss said, “I am a fighter and not a quitter” while responding to a question from opposition Labour Party leader, Keir Starmer yesterday.