UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns After Less Than 2 Months In Office

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 9: British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss speaks at the fifth Conservative leadership hustings before an audience of Party members and media at the Darlington Hippodrome on August 9, 2022 in Darlington, England. The results of the leadership contest will be announced September 5. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after less than two months in office amid pressure following a reversal of economic policies that led to financial instability.
  • Truss said that a leadership election will occur “within the next week” and that she will stay on as prime minister “until a successor has been chosen.”
  • “Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” Truss said. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.”

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