The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom chose Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as the party’s new leader on Monday, putting her in line and confirming her as prime minister. Liz Truss wins the election and becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Truss beat his rival Rishi Sunak, the former head of the Treasury. Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled to formally name Liz Truss on the Prime Minister list for the United Kingdom before she wins the race on Tuesday.
In the process, only 180,000 dues-paying members of the Conservative Party were able to vote. Truss has promised to increase defense spending and cut taxes but has not said how he will address rising living costs.
Liz Truss received 81,326 votes to Sunak’s 60,399.
The formation ceremony with the queen will take place at the queen’s estate at Balmoral in Scotland, where the monarch is on vacation.
The two-month standoff left Britain. Because of a power vacuum at the time, consumers, workers, and businesses were demanding government action to do away with the impact of the rising prices of food and energy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson no longer had the authority to make important political decisions since 7th July. The impact was due to his announcement of his intention to resign.
There was an estimation that one in three households will face fuel shortages in the current winter. They expected the estimation would come into being. They were leaving millions of people choosing between eating and heating their homes, with household energy bills set to rise as much as 80% in the following month. The Bank of England has forecast inflation to rise by 13.3% in October. It is a ’42-year high’, threatening to push Britain into a prolonged recession.
A political analyst, and professor Tim Bale at the Queen Mary University of London, said that the new prime minister would face a very, very difficult legacy.
The concerned people forced Boris Johnson to resign. Dozens of cabinet ministers and lower-level officials resigned over his response to allegations of sexual misconduct by a top official. It happened after a series of ethics scandals reached a fever pitch in July.
Under the parliamentary system of government of the United Kingdom, the authorities allowed the center-right Conservative Party to hold an internal election to choose a new party leader and prime minister without going to the electorate at large. However, there is no requirement for a new general election until December 2024.