UK’s Prime Minister Resigns

October 20, 2022

I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected …

British Prime Minister Liz Truss announcing her resignation. She will become the shortest-serving prime minister in British history as soon as a new prime minister is elected.

Why It Matters: Liz Truss was elected prime minister of the United Kingdom in early September, just days before the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Her resignation comes after a series of financial policies caused economic difficulties in the country.

What’s Next? The Conservative Party, which is the current majority, is in charge of choosing the next leader. Opposition leaders are calling for a national election – which is not scheduled to take place until 2024. Truss will remain in office until a new prime minister is elected, which the Conservative Party has said will happen within a week.

This is a developing story.

UK’s Truss quits after turmoil obliterated her authority (The Associated Press)

Liz Truss resigns as prime minister after Tory revolt (BBC News)

by Jenna Lee,