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UK PM Liz Truss resigns after 44 days

Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister of the United Kingdom just 44 days after taking over from Boris Johnson.

She will be the shortest-serving prime minister in history.

In a statement read outside Downing Street, Truss explained the reasons for her resignation.

“I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.

“Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.

Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine threatens the security of our whole continent.

“And our country had been held back for too long by low economic growth.

“I was elected by the Conservative Party with a mandate to change this.

“We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance.”

Truss will remain as PM until her successor has been chosen.