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Liz Truss' Resignation As UK Prime Minister
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By MELISSA WILLETS
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced her resignation after just six weeks in office, having been appointed by Queen Elizabeth II just a few days before the monarch's death. The story is still developing, but the Prime Minister made a short statement, saying, “I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected.”
Her resignation comes after her new finance minister’s decision to reverse her planned tax agenda, which aimed to help Brits face rising inflation and fuel costs. Her resignation was “inevitable” according to AP News, because the repudiation of her policies wiped out her political capital.
Truss is the shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history, yet she still served under two monarchs — the last Prime Minister to do that was Sir Winston Churchill. Elections for a new UK Prime Minister are set to take place during the week.