Liz Truss to become Britain’s next prime minister.

After a drawn-out contest, the country’s ruling Conservative Party on Monday (05) picked Liz Truss to be its new leader and the U.K.’s new prime minister.

Truss, until now the U.K.’s foreign minister, beat rival Rishi Sunak, the country’s former finance minister, to win the leadership race. With members of the Conservative Party asked to vote for their favorite candidate over the last few weeks, 81,326 members voted for Truss while 60,399 members voted for Sunak.

Turnout was 82.6% and, roughly, Truss has taken around 57% of the vote while Sunak achieved 42% of the vote.

Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated his ally Liz Truss on what he called her “decisive” win and said she had the “right plan to tackle the cost of living crisis, unite our party and continue the great work of uniting and levelling up our country. 

Source: www.cnbc.com


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