(CMR) Liz Truss will be the UK's next prime minister after winning the Conservative Party's leadership contest on Monday. She will formally take over as the country's leader on Tuesday, 6 September.
Liz Truss, who has served as Boris Johnson's foreign secretary for the past year, won 57% of the votes of Conservative Party members to become its leader. She defeated Rishi Sunak, who took 43% of the votes.
Truss takeover comes after months of scandals plunged Boris Johnson's administration into crisis and forced him to resign. She will inherit a myriad of issues including the cost-of-living crisis, and the aftershocks of Brexit.
Truss has promised to cut taxes and said she would address spiraling energy prices that are driving a cost-of-living crisis in the country.
“I will deliver a bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy. I will deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people's energy bills,” Truss said.