Liz Truss, who was voted as the Conservative Party’s leader on Monday, was also appointed the First Lord of the Treasury and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during her audience with the Queen.
On Tuesday afternoon at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle, Queen Elizabeth II formally asked Liz Truss to form a new administration. Boris Johnson really announced his retirement as prime minister of the UK two months prior, during his personal audience with the monarch.
How did Liz Truss succeed as prime minister?
The British Conservative Party declared on Monday that its members had picked Liz Truss to succeed Boris Johnson as the party’s leader to guide a country suffering the greatest economic crisis in a century. Truss is a hardline diplomat, a devoted supporter of his party, and an advocate for free markets.
Ms. Truss, 47, defeated Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the Exchequer whose departure in July sparked Mr. Johnson’s unexpected ouster. Her victory was mostly predicted in recent weeks as she took a commanding lead with a margin of 57.4 percent to 42.6 percent in the surveys.
Truss succeeds Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher as the third female prime minister of the UK and its fourth in six years. She will encounter a terrible range of issues though, just as they did.
Loss of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson was required to go to an event that was much more humiliating right before Truss met with the Queen. He handed the monarch his letter of resignation so Truss could take over. Weeks earlier, his MPs, who had lost faith in his scandal-plagued government, pushed him to resign.
A strong, occasionally sour speech delivered outside Downing Street by Johnson served as his departure. By claiming that they “modified the rules” to do so, he gave the thumbs up to the parliamentarians who had originally proposed the removal of him. He refused to admit his ethical and moral transgressions, which cost him his job.
The political career of Liz Truss
Truss is from Oxford and lived in Leeds and Paisley, both in Scotland, during her adolescence. In order to gain knowledge in politics, economics, and philosophy, she attended Oxford University. She participated in student politics and, despite having previously been associated with the Liberal Democrats, is now recognised for her participation as a member of the Conservative Party.
She began her career as an accountant, but she later decided to go into politics. After failing to make an impression in the national elections of 2001 and 2005, she was mistakenly elected as a councillor in South-East London’s Greenwich in 2006. She was employed as the associate director of the right-of-center Reform research group, according to the BBC.
In 2010, after over ten years of trying, she was ultimately successful in being elected as a member of Parliament (MP) from South West Norfolk. Her rise has been rapid ever since. In 2014, she was promoted to the role of environment secretary by then-Prime Minister David Cameron after serving for two years as an education minister.
From 2016 until her appointment as chief secretary to the Treasury, she served as Theresa May’s justice minister and was a key player in the government’s economic strategy.
Are Johnson’s abilities still present?
Theoretically, Mr. Johnson holds on to all of his power until he formally steps down by going to the Queen.
In spite of his assurance to his cabinet that he wouldn’t make any “major changes of course,” he is unable to implement any new policies in reality.
His final formal activities before resigning will certainly include bestowing knighthoods and nominating members of the House of Lords. At least the British people are not upset about the entire situation.
So, how will Britain look after Liz Truss is in charge?
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