Liz Truss Resigns; Successor To Be Named Soon

Objectivity 4.8 | Credibility 4.7 | Relevance 4.8

British Prime Minister Liz Truss has resigned after 45 days in office, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in Britain’s history.  Her resignation is the culmination of losing support of Tory Members of Parliament after she backtracked on her economic plans to cut taxes and boost the British economy. Sir Graham Brady, leader of the 1922 committee of backbench conservatives, said that a Conservative Party election could be concluded as soon as next Friday. No potential candidates to replace Truss have yet been announced, including any of those who ran against her previously. Truss said that she will remain in office until her successor is elected.