London: Former Foreign Minister Les Truss Today he is officially the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom After receiving the government formation committee from Queen Elizabeth II and promised in her inauguration speech Get the country out of the economic “storm” that is shaking it.
“As strong as this storm is, I know that the British people are stronger… Together we can weather the storm.”in a brief speech in front of the famous door of 10 Downing Street, where a torrential downpour threatened minutes before a torrential downpour of water.
He identified the economy, public health and the energy crisis as his three priorities She confirmed that she would take “measures this week to address the energy bills” that are stifling the British fire. Later, he entered his new position, his official residence, to appoint his ministers.
So far Foreign Minister Truss, 47, was named on Monday as the winner of the internal election to lead the Conservative Party against the former finance minister. Rishi Sunakthe 42-year-old billionaire, a former banker, and the grandson of Indian immigrants.
Tuesday Queen Elizabeth II received him at Balmoral Castle, Royal summer residence in Scotland, where He tasked him with forming a government as the new majority leader.
“The Queen Elizabeth Truss received the Member of Parliament today and asked her to form a new administration,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. Mrs. Truss accepted Her Majesty’s offer and accepted her hand in being appointed Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.
The third woman at the head of the British Executive, after Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) and Theresa May (2016-2019), represents the cogs of the party’s most right-wing and I promised to cut taxes To boost the British economy on the verge of recession.
Earlier on Tuesday, Boris Johnson left his official residence in Downing Street for the last time and also headed to Scotland for He formally submits his resignation to the Queen.
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Johnson said that His policies gave the country the economic strength needed to help the population overcome the energy crisisbefore saying goodbye to one of his usual bragging.
“I’m like one of those rocket boosters that served its purpose”He indicated before getting into a car and crossing the residence doors for the last time as prime minister. “Now I will gently return to the atmosphere and fall invisibly into the sea in a dark and remote corner of the Pacific Ocean.”.
Johnson, 58, was appointed prime minister three years ago after his predecessor, Theresa May, failed to end Britain’s exit from the European Union. Subsequently, he won a majority of 80 seats in Parliament on a promise to “get Brexit done”.
But he was seen relinquishing power A series of scandals culminated in the resignation of dozens of government secretaries and lower-ranking officials At the beginning of July. He referenced that fall in his recent official statements, noting that he was shifting the baton into gears as he “unexpectedly turned into a relay race.”
Although many observers expect him to attempt a return to politics, He lent his support to Truss and likened himself to Cincinnatus, the Roman dictator who relinquished his power and returned to his farm to live in peace..
“Like Cincinnato, I’m back in my field,” he said. I will offer this government nothing but the strongest support.”
It is the first time in 70 years that there has been no devolution of power at Buckingham Palace, in London. The ceremony has been moved to Scotland to ensure it can be celebrated as the 96-year-old king has mobility issues that have forced palace officials to make daily travel decisions.
On Wednesday, Truss will head his first cabinet and in the House of Commons will face opposition leader, Labor Keir Starmer, who on Monday She accused her of ‘not siding with the workers’Suffocation of inflation of more than 10%.
British households will face an 80% increase in gas and electricity bills from October, and many businesses and organisations, including hospitals and schools, have warned that they will have to cut back or even close expenses due to the inability to pay.
He was elected in an open vote only to the 172,000 members of the Conservative Party, in a country of 67 million people, Several opinion polls have shown that a large portion of Britons do not trust Truss’ ability to meet the challenge of the crisis..
Despite the scandals, who Party Gate – Downing Street parties during lockdown – accusations of nepotism, Johnson remains popular with the conservative grassroots He is said to suffer if he had to leave.
In a speech on Monday, Truss ruled out calling early legislative elections, but promised to win the next elections scheduled for January 2025 at the latest.against the Labor Party, which continues to make gains.
AFP, AP and Reuters