September 27, 2022

Liz Truss elected new British Prime Minister

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British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has been elected the country’s new Prime Minister and head of the Conservative Party. This is evidenced by the voting results on September 5.

She fought for the post with former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak. Together they advanced to the last round of elections on July 20.

Earlier in the day, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he did not expect any positive changes in relations with London after the election of a new prime minister.

On September 4, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the election of British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss would be a disaster for both the region and the country.

On September 1, it became known that for the first time in her reign, Elizabeth II would not appoint a new prime minister at Buckingham Palace in London. Due to her health issues, the audience will be held at the residence in Balmoral.

On August 19, it was reported that Sunak called for preventing Russian President Vladimir Putin from attending the G20 summit due to a Russian special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass.

On July 17, Truss announced her readiness to meet with the President of Russia at the G20 summit if she is elected to the post of British Prime Minister. According to the diplomat, she is “ready to lay siege to [Russian Foreign Minister] Sergei Lavrov.” After that, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, noted that the attempt by a “poorly educated woman” to “siege” Lavrov in Moscow in February ended in the shame of Truss.

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation on July 7. This happened against the background of the fact that more than 50 politicians left his government.

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