News Desk: dhakamirror.com
Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom after a disastrous time in charge that lasted less than two months.
Her resignation on 20 October has made history, making Truss the shortest ever serving UK prime minister after being in power for just 44 days.
Truss gave her resignation speech outside Downing Street after a meeting with Sir Graham Brady.
She said: “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability. Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.
“I was elected by the Conservative party with a mandate to change this, we delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.”
“We set out a vision for a low-tax, high-growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.”
She said: “This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.”
“This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plan and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security.”
“I will remain as Prime Minister until a successor has been chosen. Thank you.”