Liz Truss, the UK’s new prime minister

Liz Truss poses for a photograph in London in July 2022.

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Liz Truss poses for a photograph in London in July 2022.

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Liz Truss would be the United Kingdom’s subsequent prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson, who resigned in July after a collection of scandals.

Truss, 47, defeated rival Rishi Sunak within the Conservative Get together management contest, and she’s going to comply with Margaret Thatcher and Theresa Might to turn into Britain’s third feminine premier.

All through her political profession, Truss has been in comparison with Thatcher, who, for a lot of on the precise, stays the benchmark for Conservative leaders. Like Thatcher, Truss has come from comparatively humble beginnings to dominate a world inhabited largely by males.

Truss was elected to Parliament in 2010. In a comparatively brief time frame, she has established herself as a political pressure of nature who pursues her agenda with relentless vigor and unequivocal enthusiasm. She served underneath three prime ministers in a number of totally different cupboard jobs, most not too long ago as international secretary.

Since turning into an MP, Truss has gone from being the darling of the liberal Conservative chief David Cameron, who took a private curiosity in her profession, to the Euroskeptic proper’s figurehead.

Truss has been seen by most because the Johnson continuity candidate, and she or he has loved the backing of a lot of his loyalists.