British Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns Her Post After Holding Office for a Mere Six Weeks

- 21 October 2022 09:11 WIB
Prime Minister of England Liz Truss making an announcement in front of the Prime Minister's Office on Downing Street, London.
Prime Minister of England Liz Truss making an announcement in front of the Prime Minister's Office on Downing Street, London.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Prime Minister of England Liz Truss announced her resignation from her post on Thursday, October 20, 2022, after only holding office for six weeks.

The announcement of her resignation was made outside the prime minister's office on Downing Street, where Liz Truss also said she had spoken to King Charles about her decision.

Liz Truss decided to step down from her post as British prime minister after members of the Conservative Party continued to pressure her, even though she had only been in office for two months.

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Political conditions in Britain are highly uncertain after a vote in parliament on Wednesday night ended in chaos. Members of the Conservative Party exchanged insults, some even claimed to have been physically hurt.

Simon Hoare, a senior lawmaker from the Conservative Party, warned that Liz Truss's position was in danger because the Conservative Party was pessimistic about Truss' leadership as a result of the economic turmoil that was considered a misstep in her mini-budget policy.

Liz Truss's policies have been mercilessly criticized by her own party, the Conservative Party, as well as her voters, for increasing the cost of living. The Conservative Party, which holds a parliamentary majority, will elect a new leader for Britain on October 28, 2022.

Names that have emerged include former finance minister Rishi Sunak against Penny Mordaunt, and the possible return of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was ousted in July when his ministers resigned and forced himself into power.

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Truss admits she has lost the confidence of her party and will step down next week.

This recorded Truss as the shortest British PM in history.

"I have spoken to His Majesty the King, and informed him that I will step down as leader of the Conservative Party," said Truss, who was accompanied only by her husband at the speech. Loyalists and their ministers were not present at the announcement of the resignation.

In opinion polls, Liz Truss was asked by a majority of Conservative Party members to resign immediately, even though Liz Truss had only replaced PM Boris Johnson for six weeks.

Truss has previously refused to step down and made her stance clear when debating for the first time in the House of Commons with the opposing Labor Party since the UK Treasury changed last week.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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