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Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister just after 45 days in office

The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Liz Truss has resigned after spending just 45 days in office.

Her resignation comes after a key minister quit and Tory MPs rebelled in chaotic parliamentary votes, BBC reports.

Ms Truss was elected by the Tory membership in September, but she lost authority after a series of U-turns.

“I recognise that given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party.

“I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party,” Truss said.

A leadership election for MPs to select her successor will be “completed within the next week.”

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