Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister

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The UK’s Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has announced she is stepping down after just 45 days in office.

Ms Truss had only been in the job since 6 September. However, in that time she faced a number of issues that many felt she had not dealt with firmly.

In the end she lost the support of too many people in her party and decided she had to resign.

She is the PM with the shortest time in charge in UK history and said that her replacement would be elected by the Conservative Party over the next week.

In a short speech outside Downing Street, Ms Truss said she recognised that she couldn’t fulfil the promises on which the Conservative Party elected her.

The Prime Minister added that she entered “office at a time of great economic and international instability”.

Ms Truss said she would remain in post until a successor formally takes over as party leader and is appointed prime minister by King Charles III.

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