Liz Truss wins succession to Boris Johnson

Liz Truss wins the estate of Boris Johnson

Liz Truss, former Party Foreign Minister Conservative, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The British Conservative Party has chosen Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as the party's new leader, paving the way for her appointment to the post of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Unsurprisingly, the 47-year-old Foreign Minister wins by a wide margin (57%) against her former finance colleague Rishi Sunak (43%), according to the results announced by Graham Brady, responsible for the organization of the internal election triggered by the Boris Johnson's resignation in early July.

Ms Truss' selection was announced in London on Monday after a leadership election in which only the Conservative Party's 180,000 paying members were allowed to vote.

Queen Elizabeth II is expected to officially appoint Liz Truss as Britain's prime minister on Tuesday. The ceremony will take place at a Queen's estate in Scotland, where the monarch is on holiday, rather than at Buckingham Palace in London.

The leadership race which lasted two months followed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement on July 7 that he intended to step down.

Once elected, Ms Truss promised a plan tax cuts and growth.

More details to come

With information from Agence France-Presse, and The Canadian Press

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