British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after tumultuous six weeks

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned on Thursday – bowing to the inevitable after a tumultuous six-week term in which her policies sparked turmoil in financial markets and an insurgency in her party erased her authority.

She said: “I cannot fulfill the mandate to which I have been elected.”

Just a day earlier, Mrs. Truss had vowed to stay in power, saying she was “a fighter and not a quitter”. But Mrs Truss could not hold out any longer after a high-ranking minister left her government amid a barrage of criticism and a vote in the House of Commons just days after she was forced to give up many of her economic policies plunged into chaos and bitterness. .

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