The new leader of the British Conservative Party, Liz dressReceived on Tuesday He was appointed to form the government as leader of the parliamentary majority during an audience with Queen Elizabeth IIJust received Boris Johnson’s formal resignation.
Truss was sworn in at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon., was asked by Queen Elizabeth II to formally form a new government in a carefully choreographed ceremony dictated by centuries of tradition. Johnson, who announced his resignation two months ago, formally resigned during his own audience with the Queen earlier this month.
The transfer of power took place at Balmoral for the first time in the Queen’s 70-year reign., the monarch’s summer residence, replacing Buckingham Palace in London. The show was moved to Scotland to confirm the schedule The 96-year-old Queen has been having trouble getting around Palace officials were forced to make decisions about their journey day by day.
Truss, 47, He took office a day after the ruling Conservative Party elected him He was their leader in an election where only the party’s 172,000 dues-paying members were voters. As party leader, With the Conservatives still holding a majority in the House of Commons, Truss automatically became Prime Minister without the need for a general election.
But the Prime Minister, elected by less than 0.5% of British adults, The truss is under pressure to show quick results.
The most urgent matter on your agenda Energy crisis caused by Russian invasion of UkraineIt threatens to push energy bills into unaffordable levels, shuttering businesses and leaving the country’s poorest people shivering in icy homes this winter.
Truss, who refused to explain his energy strategy during the two-month campaign to succeed Boris Johnson, is now It plans to cut energy bills for taxpayers by up to 100 billion pounds ($116 billion)., British media reported on Tuesday. He is expected to unveil his plan on Thursday.
For its part, Johnson noted the tensions facing Britain When he last left the Prime Minister’s official residence at 10 Downing Street, and He said his policies left the government with the economic strength to help people deal with the energy crisis.
While many observers expected Johnson to attempt a political comeback, he supported Truce He compared himself to CincinnatusA Roman dictator who abdicated power and returned to his farm to live in peace.
“Like Cincinnatus, I return to my plough,” he said. “I will offer nothing but the most vigorous support to this government.”
Johnson also highlighted Brexit, a vaccine plan against Covid-19 and support for Ukraine. As administrative achievements.
“Don’t forget that 70% of the total population received a dose in six months, more than any other country combined.. That is the government. That is this conservative government,” he said.
“Above all, thank you to all of you who have worked so tirelessly to beat Covid for giving me the opportunity to serve you, the British people, the voters.”said.
Johnson announced his resignation on 7 July amid a revolt by members of his government protesting his administration, with parties in Downing Street heavily restricted due to the pandemic and a number of scandals such as parties in Downing Street.
After the rigor of the constitution, the new prime minister will travel to London to appoint his executive.
Truss became the country’s third prime minister after a conservative Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) Y Theresa May (2016-2019).
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