British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday after 44 days in office, making her the shortest-serving prime ministers in British history.
Truss, the country’s third female prime minister, was unable to save her embattled premiership even though she ditched her entire economic plan and replaced two key Cabinet posts over the past week.
“I cannot deliver the mandate for which I have been elected by the Conservative Party. I spoke to the king and notified him that I was resigning,” she said in front of her residence at Downing Street.
Truss said that there would be a leadership election to replace her “to be completed within the next week.” She said that she would “remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen.”
The leadership election that ushered her into office took two months, and involved multiple rounds of votes among Conservative Party lawmakers before two finalists competed for the support of the broader party faithful.
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