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Liz Truss, UK’s new prime minister, has “strong” backing from Boris Johnson

Liz Truss, UK’s new prime minister, has “strong” backing from Boris Johnson

Rising inflation, social discontent, post-Brexit measures… Liz Truss looks forward to the cost of living crisis. New British Prime Minister He entered Downing Street on Tuesday, September 6, replacing Boris Johnson as his successor. “Feeling” Support.

“Done guys” : In a short speech outside Downing Street in the early hours of the morning, the outgoing leader praised his own achievement in front of hundreds of people and compared himself to one. “The rocket accomplished its mission.” and re-enters the atmosphere. “I will extend my full support to this government”He promised.

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At the end of the morning, the outgoing head of government arrives at Balmoral Castle (Scotland), the summer home of Elizabeth II, to officially submit his resignation. The 96-year-old sovereign will receive Liz Truss moments later and ask her to form a government at a difficult time for the United Kingdom, which is facing a historic economic and social crisis.

Three years and forty-four days later, Boris Johnson, more often called “Boris” by the British than his successor Theresa May in 2019, left what he described as. “Best Job in the World”After a series of scandals prompted the resignation of dozens of his close entourage in early July.

He has been managing the day-to-day business at Downing Street since his forced resignation in July until his replacement was appointed. After leaving Downing Street, MP Boris Johnson has been tight-lipped about his future intentions.

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Liz Truss says she wants to tackle the “energy crisis”.

The handover takes place at Balmoral, the monarch’s summer home, rather than the traditional Buckingham Palace in London due to the Queen’s mobility issues. 57% of the Conservative Party’s 142,000 voting members, his rival Rishi Sunak, former Finance Ministerme Truss, 47, until now foreign secretary, is due to return to London later in the afternoon to address the British.

He promised to form the government on Monday “Like a Watcher”put in place “A bold plan to cut taxes and grow our economy” and defeat Labor in the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2025. Under pressure to help millions of Britons facing skyrocketing energy bills, he said he wanted to deal. to the energy crisis [s’]Taking care of people’s energy bills, but by [s’]occupying long-term energy supply problems”.

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A government announcement is awaited

The third female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and Theresa May (2016-2019), her government’s announcement on Tuesday will be the first test for Truss propagating right.

His finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng, 47, is expected to remain energy secretary until now. He was a partisan, Mme Truss, a small state and highly regulated economy.

Suella Braverman, 42, the government’s legal adviser and early prime ministerial candidate, was approached by the Interior Ministry. On the right, she will receive a file of thousands of illegal immigrants arriving on British shores for whom the outgoing minister wants to send them to Rwanda.

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James Cleverley, 53, education minister, to move to foreign affairs after being secretary of state for European affairs. Ben Wallace, 52, will remain at the Ministry of Defence.

The first announcements to try to stave off the economic crisis are probably expected on Thursday. Liz Truss could announce an energy price freeze, with the outlines still unclear, to help households and businesses, according to British media, after opposing it for much of her campaign.

Mme Trudeau, who backs controversial tax cuts and tighter government to boost growth, will have a lot to do to unify a divided Conservative Party after twelve years in power. Many MPs preferred Rishi Sunak, who felt he was more nuanced and could manage the crisis better. Calls for unity grew under the leadership of Boris Johnson, who called on the Tories “Support her 100%”.

While announcing his victory, Truss paid tribute to him “friend”. “Boris, you’ve done Brexit, you’ve crushed Jeremy Corbyn [ancien leader travailliste]You have used the vaccine [anti-Covid] you stood up” To Russian President Vladimir Putin after the invasion of Ukraine, he enlisted.

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