Liz Truss will be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain

Liz Truss will be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been elected leader of the Conservative Party and will become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain.

It is reported The Guardian.

Liz Truss received 81.3 thousand votes in the voting. Her opponent is former finance minister Rishi Sunak – 60.4 thousand votes.

Liz Truss has been elected leader of the Conservative Party and will become the next Prime Minister of Great Britain. Maximum size image (opens in a new window)

After the results of the vote were announced, Truss said she was honored to be elected party leader, thanking her family, friends and supporters,

In addition, Truss thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his work.

“During this election campaign, I spoke as a conservative and will govern as a conservative. And, my friends, we need to show that we will succeed in the next two years. I will present a bold plan to lower taxes and grow our economy. I will deal with the energy crisis, deal with people’s electricity bills and solve the long-term problems of energy supply.”she said.

“It’s an honour to be elected as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party”

Liz Truss thanks colleagues for “one of the longest job interviews in history” as she is announced winner of the Tory leadership race and the next UK prime minister https://t.co/MHVgV4Po06 pic.twitter.com/IF5uICD9tU

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 5, 2022

It should be noted that Liz Truss promised that, if elected, she would have her first telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyi.

In addition, she spoke about the intention to significantly increase military and humanitarian support to Ukraine.

It will be recalled that on July 7 it became known that Boris Johnson is resigning from the positions of Prime Minister of Great Britain and leader of the Conservative Party.

On the eve of the announcement of the results of the vote for the new leader of the conservatives, Volodymyr Zelenskyi emphasized that Boris Johnson had helped Ukraine since the first days of the full-scale war and had become a “true friend” for the Ukrainian people.

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