British Prime Minister announces her resignation after 45 days in office

British Prime Minister Liz Terrace announced – on Thursday – her resignation, due to the repercussions of the dispute within her government over ways to confront the economic crisis that the country is going through.

In a statement outside the Prime Minister’s Office in London, Truss said the resignation came after she lost the ability to fulfill the promises she made when she ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party, and because party members did not believe in her plans.The Trust indicated that a new leader of the Conservative Party will be elected within the next week, and that she will continue to lead the British government until then.

Britain’s opposition Labor Party leader Keir Starmer has called for an immediate general election in the wake of Truss’ resignation. Starmer had said that the Conservative Party had shown that it no longer had a mandate to govern, and that it had destroyed the country’s economy, as he put it.

Truss’ expected resignation came after days of pressure that forced her to apologize on Wednesday for committing mistakes, after retracting an economic plan that caused chaos in the markets, but at the same time she refused the opposition’s demand for her to resign from her position.

Terrace said – in a session of the House of Commons that witnessed sharp debates – that she had been in office for less than two months, and had succeeded in setting a ceiling on energy bills. “I apologize for making mistakes in the past, but the right thing to do in these circumstances is to make changes,” she added.

In another sign of her declining popularity, a new Ipsos poll published yesterday showed that 53% of British voters believe that the Prime Minister should resign as prime minister, and 80% of them accused her government of being behind the high cost of living. .

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