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Liz Truss replaces Boris Johnson as UK Prime Minister

Man Jose Kayima

Liz Truss has replaced Boris Johnson as United Kingdom Prime Minister in a development that was announced by Britain’s Conservative party.

She will only be the third female United Kingdom Prime Minister following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher.

The 47 year old will officially take over office on Tuesday after Johnson tendered his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.

“I campaigned as a Conservative, and I will govern as a Conservative,” she said in a brief victory speech at the announcement in a central London convention hall.

Truss also vowed a “bold plan” to address tax cuts and the energy crisis.
Details are expected in the coming days.

For starters, the leadership contest started in July after Johnson announced his departure.

Meanwhile, for the first time in her 70-year reign, the 96-year-old monarch Will appoint the prime minister at her Scottish retreat, Balmoral, rather than at Buckingham Palace in London.

Johnson will on Tuesday morning deliver a farewell speech at Downing Street before flying to Scotland to hand his resignation to the queen.

Truss is expected to fly separately to accept the queen’s invitation to form a new government, to ensure continuity of government in case of any mishaps.
On her return to Downing Street, the new prime minister will then give a short address to the nation. By tradition, that happens on the steps of Number 10.

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