London– Liz Truss (UK New PM Liz Truss) has been elected as the Prime Minister of Britain. British Queen Elizabeth II (Queen Elizabeth 2) appointed Liz Truss as the Prime Minister of Britain. Truss then took the oath of office and secrecy. Then took over the post of Prime Minister. Earlier, Boris Johnson had submitted his resignation to the Queen. The ceremony took place at the Queen’s Balmoral estate in Scotland, as the Queen is currently in ill health. Truss is Britain’s third female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. He defeated Rishi Sunak of Indian origin by more than 20000 votes. The result was declared on September 5.
82.6 percent of voting took place in the elections. Rishi Sunak got 60,399 votes while Liz Truss got 81,326 votes. 172,437 members of the Conservative Party were able to vote, while 654 votes were rejected. The margin of their victory also reflects the split within the party. Thus Truss got 57.4 percent and Sunak 42.6 percent. In recent times, leaders have won leadership positions by larger margins than Truss.
Liz Truss said in her address after being declared the winner, ‘We will fulfill every promise. I will solve the energy crisis, and solve the problem of people’s electricity bills. Along with this, I will also look at the long-term issues for energy supply. Truss also thanked Boris Johnson along with Snook. They said Boris, you got Brexit, you beat Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition, you introduced vaccination, you stood firm against Vladimir Putin. You are admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.
Prime Minister Modi wished Truss all the best
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Foreign Minister Liz Truss on her election as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and expressed confidence that the India-UK comprehensive strategic partnership will be further strengthened under her leadership. PM Modi said in a tweet that congratulations to Liz Truss on being elected the next Prime Minister of Britain. I am confident that under your leadership the India-UK comprehensive strategic partnership will continue to grow stronger.
Boris Johnson left the official residence.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left his official residence Downing Street and is going to Scotland to submit his resignation to the Queen. Queen Elizabeth is there these days. Boris addresses the media as he leaves his residence earlier in an audience with the head of state Queen Elizabeth after Boris Johnson’s resignation, Liz Truss became Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday.
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The former foreign secretary, 47, shook hands with the monarch in an official photo to accept an offer to form a new government and become the 15th prime minister of his 70-year reign.
The symbolic ceremony took place at the sovereign’s remote Balmoral retreat in the Scottish Highlands, as the Queen, 96, was deemed unfit to return to London due to ill health.
“The Queen welcomed the Right Honorable Elizabeth Truss MP to the audience today and asked her to form a new administration,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
On this occasion, Truss accepted His Majesty’s offer and kissed his hand on his appointment as Prime Minister. The last time power was handed down at Balmoral was in 1885, when Queen Victoria was on the throne. , outgoing and incoming prime ministers meet the Queen immediately at Buckingham Palace in central London.
Liz Truss was elected as UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party by members of the Conservative Party on Monday. Former Foreign Secretary Truss entered the race with little chance of winning but defeated fellow party member Rishi Sunak, who As showed by the results, failed to gain support from members of the Conservative Party.
Sir Graham Stuart Brady, Chair of the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee and Returning Officer, announced the results. Truss will address party members after his victory.
Liz Truss is the 56th Prime Minister of Britain and the third female Prime Minister to lead the country. The previous female Prime Ministers – Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May were also from the Conservative Party.
The Truss will now face the task of reshaping the economy, curbing rising inflation, and tackling the energy crisis affecting the entire European continent. He will now also spend the rest of the day planning who will get top cabinet posts.
It is also worth noting that Boris Johnson will hand in his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II at his Scottish retreat. Liz Truss will also travel to Balmoral for her first meeting with the Queen as Prime Minister. She will also address British citizens on Tuesday and take up her new role after being sworn in on Wednesday.
Who got how many votes?
- Liz Truss: 81,326
- Rishi Sunak: 60,399
- Total votes were: 172,437
- Total Voting: 82.6%Votes rejected: 654