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Truss out, Sunak in as UK PM

King Charles III has requested a new government be formed

Rishi Sunak met with King Charles III on Tuesday and was proclaimed the new UK prime minister, right after the monarch accepted the resignation of Liz Truss.  

The King has formally requested that Tory leader Sunak form a government.

Truss announced her resignation last week after spending just 44 days in office, becoming the country’s shortest-serving PM. She stepped down after coming under pressure for proposing unpopular economic measures aimed at mitigating soaring inflation and the cost-of-living crisis. Sunak, a former finance minister, was then selected by the ruling Conservative Party to replace her.

“In just a short period, this government has acted urgently and decisively on the side of hardworking families and businesses,” Truss said in her farewell speech.

“From my time as prime minister, I am more convinced than ever we need to be bold and confront the challenges that we face.”


https://ift.tt/JTqyw6v 25, 2022 at 04:10PM
from RT – Daily news

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