Mary Elizabeth Truss, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, announced her resignation on Thursday.
Having just been in the position for two months, she resigned.
Truss, who served 45 days in office, announced her resignation following a week-long emergency search for her replacement.
On Thursday, she made an announcement about her resignation in front of Downing Street.
As soon as I took government, I had a vision for a low-tax, high-growth economy that would benefit from the liberties afforded by Brexit, said Truss.
“I recognize that, given the circumstances, I cannot fulfill the mandate for which I was chosen by the Conservative party,” she continued. Therefore, I have informed His Majesty the King that I am stepping down as Conservative party leader.
“This morning I met the chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week. This will ensure that we remain on behalf to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security. I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen.”
“We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week. This will ensure that we remain on a path to deliver our fiscal plan and maintain our country’s economic stability and national security.
“I will remain as prime minister until a successor has been chosen,” she said.
After a senior minister quit and MPs revolted, the beleaguered British prime minister admitted it had been a “tough day,” according to AFP.
Within her first six weeks in power, more than a dozen Conservative MPs publicly begged Truss to step down after her tax-cutting plans sparked a market collapse amid an already dire cost-of-living problem.
Although party rules currently ban another leadership contest for a year, many more are reportedly believed to have written letters calling for her removal.