London: Liz Truss of the ruling Conservative Party will take the oath of office today after winning Britain’s prime ministerial election. She has defeated Indian-origin MP Rishi Sunak.
Liz will replace Boris Johnson as Britain’s prime minister and will meet Queen Elizabeth in Scotland before appointing a new team of top cabinet ministers to deal with the economic crisis.
Liz will now have to overcome many of Britain’s challenges. Liz will have to deal with the challenges of recession, record inflation and unrest in the industrial sector in the country.
Liz and Johnson to meet Queen Elizabeth
With the victory of Liz, the process of changing power has also started. Truss, 47, will meet with Queen Elizabeth II today for a “kissing of hand” ceremony. He will also be accompanied by the current Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who left the post of Prime Minister after being embroiled in several scandals. Johnson will formally submit his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II today.
Truss is set to become Britain’s third female prime minister, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, after the Queen formally asked her to form the government. Notably, all female prime ministers so far have been Conservative.
Liz has worked with three PMs
Truss has also served for three former prime ministers. David Cameron promoted her to Secretary of the Environment and during Theresa May she served as Secretary of Justice. He was eventually made foreign secretary by Boris Johnson in 2021.
Image of firebrand leader
Truss, active in public life since 1998, has the image of a firebrand leader. She has been openly expressing her opinion on public issues since the time of her studies. Her tough stance was reflected in Moscow this year when she went to try to end the Russia-Ukraine war as foreign minister.
When the talks were not successful there, he gave Russia a good hearing at a joint press conference with the Russian Foreign Minister in Moscow.