Liz Truss quits as UK PM after 45 days

Current Affairs

  • On 20th of October,2022, Liz Truss resigned from her position as the United Kingdom’s prime minister and the Conservative party leader.
  • Truss’s resignation came amid speculations over the future of her six-week-old government and the growing chaos from the party members seeking her resignation.
  • Truss came to power on September 6 and is the shortest-serving UK prime minister who succeeded Boris Johnson.
  • Her stepping down followed dramatic scenes in the House of Commons last night over a vote on fracking. Calls for Liz Truss to go kept growing afterwards.
  • Liz Truss also informed that a leadership election will take place which will be completed within the next week.

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