BREAKING: Liz Truss To Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister

BREAKING: Liz Truss To Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister

  • UK foreign secretary Liz Truss defeated Indian-origin former chancellor Rishi Sunak to be named the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest
  • Following this, she will now go on to formally take charge as British Prime Minister, succeeding Boris Johnson
  • Truss will be the third female Prime Minister in Britain, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May

Liz Truss has won its leadership election and will take over from Boris Johnson tomorrow as the UK’s new leader.

She has been described as a tax-cutting crusader who modeled herself on Margaret Thatcher and endeared herself to the Conservative Party’s pro-Brexit right-wing, CNN reports.

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. Rishi Sunak took 43%.

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Liz Truss will take over from Boris Johnson tomorrow as the UK’s new leader.
Liz Truss to become Britain’s next prime minister. Photo credit: CNN
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It was a closer than anticipated victory for the longtime favorite, who was popular among party members but won the support of less than a third of her MPs earlier in the leadership contest.

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Truss will officially take over as prime minister on Tuesday, September 6, after meeting Queen Elizabeth II.

According to NDTV.com, she is the third female Prime Minister in Britain, after Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

The result was formally announced by the returning officer of the leadership contest and chair of the Conservative Party's powerful 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, Sir Graham Brady, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre near Downing Street.

Woman enters local market in UK, buys pepper like she's in Lagos

In another report, a Nigerian woman made a video of a market in Packham Rye Lane that looks very much like a local trading centre in Nigeria.

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In the clip, wares were displayed on the floor, and the environment bears striking similarities to any popular Lagos market with the way buying and selling activities were going on.

The woman said she decided to visit the market to experience what many people have spoken about it. At a stand, she bought a plate of pepper from an oyinbo man. While transacting, she spoke Yoruba to the man as if she was conversing with someone back in Lagos state.

Source: Legit.ng

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