Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister

The new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss, has resigned, saying she can no longer deliver the mandate on which she was elected by the conservative Party. 

Truss announced her resignation today while addressing journalists, saying she came into office at a time marked with political and international instability.

Part of her statement read: “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills, Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent and our country has been held back for too long by low economic growth.

“I recognized though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party”.

She said she would remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen, which is expected to be completed within the next week.

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