Liz Truss has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom and the country’s Prime Minister. Foreign Minister Liz Truss received 81,326 votes in the final vote, surpassing former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who received 60,399 votes, according to a statement issued by the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee Chairman, Graham Brady.
Truss stated in her speech shortly after being named the Conservative Party’s new leader that it was a “honor” to be chosen. “Thank you for trusting me to lead our Great Conservative Party. I know there’s a reason people voted for us in 2019. As your party leader, I intend to deliver what we promised those voters right across our great country,” Truss said.
On Tuesday, Liz Truss will succeed Boris Johnson as Party leader and Prime Minister. Truss’ next step in protocol will be to pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.