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The era of Boris Johnson has officially ended in England… Liz Truss has become the new leader of the Conservative Party and the new Prime Minister of the country.
After Boris Johnson’s resignation EnglandThe new prime minister has been announced.
The name that won the leadership race as a result of the votes of the Conservative Party members Liz Truss it happened.
BECOME THE 3rd FEMALE PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND
Within the scope of the election, 172 thousand 437 votes were cast. Truss, the third female prime minister in Britain’s history, said in her first statement: “I competed as a conservative throughout the campaign and as a conservative I will run the country”.
Truss underlined that he will bring solutions on energy and national health care.
Truss, who said, “I will make a bold plan to reduce taxes and grow our economy,” also paid homage to Boris Johnson, who will formally hand over power to him tomorrow, saying that “he realized Brexit, crushed Jeremy Corbyn and opposed Putin.”
WHO IS LIZ TRUSS?
Truss, born in 1975 in Oxford, says his father, a mathematics professor, and his mother, a nurse, are “leftists.” But he did not continue the family tradition.
Truss, who studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University, actively participated in political activities among students and took part in politics, first Liberal Democrat and then Conservative.
After school, he worked in the accounting departments of Shell and Cable & Wireless companies, but he always wanted to get into politics.
He entered politics in 2001, but could not be elected as a deputy in the 2001 and 2005 elections. He was elected to Greenwich city council in London in 2006 and has been vice president of the centre-right think tank Reform from 2008.
In 2010, under David Cameron’s leadership, he was elected to the South West Norfolk region MP.
As a member of the Conservative Party, 47-year-old Liz Truss has held several cabinet positions in the governments of Prime Minister David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
Truss had served as Secretary of State since 2021.
HOW IS THE PRIME MINISTER ELECTED?
When members of the Conservative Party elect their new leader, the leader of the party automatically becomes prime minister, as this party has a majority in the House of Commons.
HOW DID THE VOTING WORK?
Those who joined the party on or before 3 July 2022 can vote online or by mail until 2 September.
It is not known how many members the party has. Because parties in the UK are not obliged to disclose the number of members.
In the 2019 leadership election, 160,000 people voted. The Conservative Party says its membership numbers have increased since then.