Monday September 05, 2022

VIDEO: Liz Truss to be next UK prime minister after winning party vote

VIDEO: Liz Truss to be next UK prime minister after winning party vote

Liz Truss speaks to her supporters at the NEC, Birmingham, England. File/AP

Rlixa Report

Liz Truss was announced as the UK's next prime minister, after winning an internal leadership contest of the ruling Conservative party on Monday.

The foreign secretary beat her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, by 81,326 votes to 60,399, after a summer-long internal contest sparked by Boris Johnson's resignation in July.

Liz Truss, who won the Conservative party leadership election on Monday, will become the 15th UK prime minister during the reign of head of state Queen Elizabeth II.