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#Liz Truss Emerges UK’s 3rd Female Prime Minister.

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Liz Truss has won the Conservative party’s leadership election, Monday, emerging as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, a country currently faced with harsh economic reality.

Truss, who will become Britain’s third female Prime Minister, got a total of 57.4% of the Conservative votes to defeat her closest rival, Rishi Sunak who polled 42.6%.

Headlinenews.news reports Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May had been the only two female Prime Ministers of Britain before Truss.

That means, she will be replacing Boris Johnson who had announced his resignation as the leader of the Conservative Party and effectively as prime minister on July 7.

Truss will automatically become the party’s leader immediately, and will officially take over as prime minister on Tuesday after meeting Queen Elizabeth II.

In her acceptance speech, Truss said it was an honour to have been elected as party leader.

She appreciated the party staff “for organising one of the longest job interviews in history”.

She also extended the appreciations to her family, friends and supporters.

Johnson will tender his resignation to the Queen at Balmoral on Tuesday with Truss visiting the monarch at her Highland residence shortly afterwards for her appointment to be confirmed.

She will then return to London, where she is expected to address the nation in a speech outside No 10 Downing Street, before putting the finishing touches to her first cabinet.

Truss becomes prime Minister at a time of harsh economic reality and multi-pronged challenges ahead, with the UK still gripped by a cost of living crisis leaving families struggling to pay their energy bills this winter.

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