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Queen Elizabeth II appoints Liz Truss as UK's Prime Minister

By Shgun S -- September 06, 2022 6:52 pm -- Updated:September 06, 2022 6:52 pm

London (UK), September 6: Queen Elizabeth II appointed the Conservative Party leader Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

"The Queen received Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle today. Her Majesty asked her to form a new Administration. Ms Truss accepted Her Majesty's offer and was appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury," The Royal Family said on Twitter.

Earlier on Monday, Truss was elected the head of the UK's Conservative Party after defeating former chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak.

Truss became the first prime minister to be selected by the Queen in Scotland rather than in Buckingham Palace, as is customary.

Following her meeting with the Queen, the new Prime Minister will return to London and speak outside Downing Street.

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Liz Truss is new UK PM; defeats Rishi Sunak

Liz Truss, 47, became the United Kingdom's third female prime minister.

Truss was elected over Rishi Sunak in a postal ballot of all Conservative members. She received 81,326 votes, whereas Sunak received 60,399 votes.

"I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country. I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom's potential," Truss tweeted.

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-PTC News

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