Liz Truss defeats Rishi Sunak to become UK’s next Prime Minister.

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss defeated Indian-origin former chancellor Rishi Sunak to be named as the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Liz Truss is the UK’s 56th prime minister, and became the third female Prime Minister in Britain, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May. The election was done through a postal ballot of all Conservative members. Truss secured 81,326 votes while Sunak got 60,399 votes. Truss will now face the task of reshaping the economy, arresting surging inflation and tackling the energy crisis that is affecting the entire European continent. She will also now spend the rest of day planning who will get the top cabinet posts.

Boris Johnson will tender his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II at her Scottish retreat. Liz Truss will also head to the Balmorals for her first meeting with the Queen as the prime minister.