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British Prime Minister, Liz Truss has resigned after just six weeks in office

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After stepping down on Thursday after less than two months in office, Liz Truss set a new record for the shortest tenure of any political leader in British history.

Her declaration followed her attempt to implement drastic tax cuts intended to boost economic development, but which significantly roiled financial markets, prompted unprecedented central bank intervention, and caused her poll ratings to drop to the lowest ever seen for a prime minister.

Truss, 47, held the position for 44 days. She will be succeeded by another MP from the ruling Conservative Party in Britain since voters choose a party, not a particular leader. Within the following week, the procedure to replace Truss will be carried out.

Truss will remain as prime minister until then.

"I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability," Truss said in in a brief statement outside No. 10 Downing Street. 

"I recognize, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate to which I was elected by the Conservative Party."

In the other news, UK home secretary, Suella Braverman, resigns

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United Kingdom Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, has resigned following a breach of ministerial rules after she sent an official document from her personal email.

In her resignation letter, Braverman said, "Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics. I have made a mistake; I accept responsibility; I resign.


"It is obvious to everyone that we are going through a tumultuous time. I have concerns about the direction of this government. 

"Not only have we broken key pledges that were promised to our voters, but I have had serious concerns about this government’s commitment to honouring manifesto commitments."

In response, the Prime Minister of UK, Liz Truss said, "I accept your resignation and respect the decision you have made."
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