British Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister by King Charles III following Liz Truss' departure after merely 49 days in office.
Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Secretary Mary Elizabeth Truss, who this week most probably will become the United Kingdom´s next prime minister has pledged to act within a week to tackle the cost-of-living situation, fueled by soaring energy bills and food prices, arguing she understands the magnitude of problems faced by the country.
Foreign Minister Liz Truss, the leading candidate to become the United Kingdom's Prime Minister next month, has said she would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if the time comes. I am ready to do it, said the Conservative leader who is competing against former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to succeed Boris Johnson.
Following Wednesday's round of voting, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss finally made it to the showdown against former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in the contest for Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister.
British Foreign Trade Secretary Penny Mordaunt Wednesday came out of near-anonymity and became a serious contender to succeed Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party and take over as the new Prime Minister following Wednesday's round of voting in which Economy Minister Nadhim Zahawi and former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt were cast aside.
Voting will get underway this Wednesday for candidates striving to become the leader of the Conservative party and the next British prime minister. So far eleven MPs have put themselves forward to replace Boris Johnson which comes after the party increased the number of nominations needed to make it to the first-round ballot, in order to speed up the election process.
Boris Johnson is to stand down as Conservative Party leader after losing the support of his ministers and MPs, BBC has reported. A Conservative leadership contest will take place this summer and a new prime minister will be in place in time for the party conference in October.
Britain's Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a vote of confidence Monday by 211 to 148 but faces a new political scenario after a rebellion from within Tory ranks comparable in size to the one suffered by Theresa May.
The Conservative Party will hold its UK spring conference in Newport, during the run-up to May's Senedd election. The party said up to 8,000 people will attend the event, at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales, and inject £20m into the local economy.
Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval on Thursday, the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the EU on Jan. 31.