UK Prime Minister Liz resigns

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Kathmandu: Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister after 45 days in office marked by turmoil, triggering the second Tory leadership election in four months.

As reported by BBC Truss said her successor would be elected by next week after a rebellion by Tory MPs forced her to quit.

Tory MPs revolted against Truss after a series of U-turns on her economic plan sapped her of authority.

In a brief speech outside Downing Street, Truss said the Conservative Party had elected her on a mandate to cut taxes and boost economic growth.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and other opposition parties called for an immediate general election following Truss’s resignation speech.

(News Source: BBC)