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Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson as UK prime minister on Tuesday

LONDON (Reuters) – Liz Truss will replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister on Tuesday, traveling to Scotland to visit Queen Elizabeth before appointing a new team of senior cabinet ministers to tackle the economic crisis and Her divided parties unite.

Truss wins party leadership by beating rival Rishi Sunak in Conservative membership vote, promising to cut taxes and help people pay for energy as Britain faces growing energy bills crisis.

“Thank you for trusting me to lead and contribute to our great country,” Truss said.

“I will take bold action to get us all through these trying times, grow our economy and unlock the UK’s potential.”

She Will succeed Boris Johnson, who was forced to announce his resignation after months of scandal.

Johnson will make a speech outside Downing S. Treat before travelling to Scotland to meet Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle to formally offer to resign.

Tras will follow him and be asked by the monarch to form a government, then she will address the country herself and then start appointing her team of top ministers.

Long As the front-runner to succeed him, Truss will become the Conservative Party’s fourth prime minister in seven years.

Since then, the UK has stumbled through the crisis. There is now the prospect of a prolonged recession, with inflation rising further, reaching double digits in July.

While Britain is proficient at choosing and changing prime ministers, there will be an unfamiliar feeling on a day when Queen Elizabeth will meet Johnson and Truss at Balmoral instead of Buckingham Palace.

The Palace announced last week that the Queen will appoint a new prime minister at Balmoral, where she spent her summer due to mobility issues.

Queen Elizabeth, under her rule, had 14 Prime Minister before Truss, due to these problems, she recently She had to cut back on her public appearances for months and spent a night in hospital last October for an unspecified illness.

So Truss has to travel to Balmoral to become Prime Minister, a round trip of around a thousand miles, rather than the two mile round trip that Prime Ministers usually enjoy.



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