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British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns, became PM only 6 weeks ago

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned from her post on Thursday. She became the Prime Minister of Britain only a month and a half ago on 6 September 2022. Truss's short tenure of 6 weeks was filled with many controversies and he did not get a chance to recover after becoming PM.

New Delhi: British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned from her post on Thursday. She became the Prime Minister of Britain only a month and a half ago on 6 September 2022. Truss's short tenure of 6 weeks was filled with many controversies and he did not get a chance to recover after becoming PM. Earlier, doubts had arisen about Truss's continuation in office following Thursday's developments of the resignation of a senior minister from British Prime Minister Liz Truss's government and fierce criticism from members in the lower house of parliament.


How did the problem start?

In fact, last month the government presented an economic plan, the failure of which led to financial turmoil and a political crisis. The truce last Friday ousted Krasinski Quarteng as finance minister and his successor, finance minister Jeremy Hunt, cut the government's mini-budget on Monday. Also, during his tenure, there was indiscipline in the ruling Conservative Party. Several Conservative Party leaders said Truss should resign as prime minister.


Labor Party gets lead in Opinion Poll

Apart from this, the situation also went against the truss with the opposition Labor Party getting a big lead in the opinion polls. In view of this, many leaders of the Conservative Party believed that there could be any hope only by removing the truss, but they are divided on how to remove them. Earlier, Indian-origin British Home Minister Suella Braverman resigned on Wednesday following a "mistake" of using her personal e-mail for ministerial communications in London. However, the turbulent position of the Truss government was considered to be the reason behind his resignation.


Liz Truss's Political Journey

Liz Truss won the first election as councillor. Liz's family supported the Labor Party, but Truss liked the ideology of the Conservative Party. Truss is considered a staunch supporter of the right-wing. In 2010, Truss was elected MP for the first time. Truss was initially against the issue of leaving the European Union. However, later came out in support of Boris Johnson, who emerged as the hero of Brexit. The British media often compares him to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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