The UK is going to elect its new Prime Minister within a week after Liz Truss’s resignation. Truss resigned last night after holding office for a month and a half only. Truss came under heavy fire after being accused of mishandling economy. Now all eyes are on the next Prime Minister that is going to recover the highly exhausted economy.
Why Did She Resign?
Truss was heavily criticized for the economic mismanagement that raised the inflation to 40 year high, soaring food prices and energy crisis in the country. The UK is potentially heading towards recession and people are struggling with a high cost-of-living crisis. She became the UK’s fourth prime minister in six years after being elected in September.
Who Might Be Next?
Multiple names are popping up to lead the UK ahead. The names include Rishi Sunak, who criticized Truss’s unfunded tax cuts; Penny Mordaunt, who came third in the previous leadership elections and Kemi Badenoch, one of the youngest MPs currently. The list included the previous prime Minister, Boris Jhonson.