London . Britain has got a new prime minister. Former Secretary of State Liz Truss has been elected the new Prime Minister. Truss has defeated Indian-origin Rishi Sunak in a thorny contest. Liz Truss will replace Boris Johnson.
Liz Truss is known as the firebrand leader in British politics. In the two-month-long election campaign, his approach was never defensive. According to the BBC report, Truss will give a short speech near Downing Street shortly after being elected prime minister. This is just a tradition.
Boris Johnson resigned as party leader on 7 July. After that, in the Conservative Party, he was competing with Rishi Sunak of Indian origin. About 1.60 lakh members of the party voted.
Sunak had defeated Liz Truss in the five rounds of voting of Conservative Party MPs, but the final decision is taken by about 1 lakh 60 thousand registered members of this party. Liz won it. Truss has always been Boris Johnson’s choice. Johnson was not in favor of Sunak throughout the election process. He had said on many occasions that choose anyone for the PM, but not Rishi Sunak at all. Let us tell you that Rishi Sunak was the first to resign in the Johnson government.
who got how many votes
Lij Truss : 81,326
Rishi Sunak : 60,399
Total Votes : 172,437
Total Voting : 82.6%
Votes Rejected : 654
Now what will happen next?
On Tuesday, 6 September, Boris Johnson will deliver his last speech as Prime Minister from PM House 10 Downing Street. He will then leave for Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to hand over his resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Right now, Queen Elizabeth is here. The 96-year-old Queen has trouble walking, so both Johnson and Liz will go to her. Usually this work is done in Buckingham Palace.
Liz Truss will meet Queen after Johnson’s resignation to ‘Kissing Hands’ ceremony . Traditionally this meeting is called ‘Kissing Hands’ Ceremony. However, this time in view of the poor health of the queen, this ceremony will be symbolic. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.