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From ‘Fighter’ to Resigner: Liz Truss to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister

U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss announced Thursday that she will resign. The shortest-serving U.K. prime minister made this decision after a disastrous economic plan and low approval ratings. Keep reading to learn more about what this decision means and who will be the U.K.’s next prime minister.

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From ‘Fighter’ to Resigner: Liz Truss to Step Down as U.K. Prime Minister
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    Truss Announces Her Resignation

    Truss, who took office on Sept. 6, announced Thursday morning that she will resign. She will remain as prime minister until the leadership election, which she said will be “completed within the next week.”

    Liz Truss announces she will be resigning, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in U.K. history.

    Liz Truss announces she will be resigning, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in U.K. history.

    A Day Makes a Difference?

    Oh, what a difference a day makes: just Wednesday, Truss was proclaiming she was “a fighter, not a quitter” as she faced demands to step down.

    Looking Back on Her Six-Week Tenure

    Truss’s tenure as prime minister was a tumultuous one. According to recent surveys, Truss, who took office just before the death of Queen Elizabeth II, is the least popular U.K. prime minister in the history of polling. She was so unpopular and faced such immense public backlash that earlier this month she had to reverse her decision to remove the top 45% rate of income tax, and critics made her into a lettuce caricature (more on that in the link below).

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