Liz Truss succeeds Boris Johnson as UK's new PM

She takes on the role following a bitter leadership contest against Rishi Sunak

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Liz Truss, until now foreign secretary and a former trade minister, will succeed Boris Johnson as Conservative party leader and the UK’s new prime minister, following a bitter leadership contest against former chancellor Rishi Sunak.

She will take office on Tuesday (6 September) after the outgoing and incoming prime ministers have met with Queen Elizabeth II at her castle in Balmoral, Scotland.  While the details of Truss'...

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