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Britain's Prime Minister election sees Liz Truss defeat Rishi Sunak

Britain’s Prime Minister election sees Liz Truss defeat Rishi Sunak

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You will become Liz Truss United kingdom 56th Prime Minister after narrowly defeating Rishi Sunak.

Britain’s Conservative Party has chosen Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as the party’s new leader, putting her in line to be confirmed as prime minister.

The announcement came on Monday in London after a leadership election in which only 180,000 fee-paying Conservative Party members were allowed to vote. Truss outplayed rival Rishi Sunak, the government’s former treasurer, by promising to increase defense spending and cut taxes, while refusing to say how she would deal with the cost of living crisis.

Truss received 81,326 votes to Sunak’s 60,399, according to the Associated Press.

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Liz Truss meets her supporters at the Conservative Party leadership election rallies at the NEC, Birmingham, England, Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
(AP Photo/Rui Vieira, file)

The two-month leadership contest has left Britain in a power vacuum at a time when consumers, workers and businesses are calling for government action to mitigate the impact of rising food and energy prices.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson He has had no authority to make major political decisions since July 7, when he announced his intention to resign.

Johnson was forced to resign after a series of moral scandals that culminated in July when dozens of ministers and lower-level officials were left. Resigned His handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by a prominent member of his government.

Under Britain’s parliamentary system of government, the centre-right Conservative Party was allowed to hold internal elections to choose a new party leader and prime minister, without going to the wider electorate. A new general election is not required until December 2024.

FILE - Liz Truss, right, and Rishi Sunak on the podium after election events for the Conservative Party leadership at Wembley Arena in London, Wednesday, August 31, 2022. After weeks of waiting, Britain will finally learn who its new prime minister will be.  The ruling Conservative Party will announce on Monday 5 September 2022 whether Foreign Secretary Liz Truss or former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have won the largest number of party votes to succeed Boris Johnson as party leader and British Prime Minister.

FILE – Liz Truss, right, and Rishi Sunak on the podium after election events for the Conservative Party leadership at Wembley Arena in London, Wednesday, August 31, 2022. After weeks of waiting, Britain will finally learn who its new prime minister will be. The ruling Conservative Party will announce on Monday 5 September 2022 whether Foreign Secretary Liz Truss or former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have won the largest number of party votes to succeed Boris Johnson as party leader and British Prime Minister.
((AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file))

According to the Times of London, Truss won 57% of the vote – a slightly narrower margin than early polls suggested. The participation rate was 82.6%.

In comments following her victory, she praised “my friend” Johnson, saying: “I’ve been admired from Kyiv to Carlisle.”

“We’re going to deliver a massive victory for the Conservatives in 2024,” Truss added, according to The Times.

Queen Elizabeth II Truss is due to formally name the post of Britain’s prime minister on Tuesday.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.