By Ovie Okpare
Liz Truss, a former foreign minister, has been announced as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after he defeated his closest rival, Rishi Sunak.
Truss will succeed outgoing British PM, Boris Johnson, who was forced to resign his position as PM and the leader of the Conservative Party.
The incoming PM came top in votes casted by members of ruling Conservative Party in the results announced on Monday afternoon.
In the votes announced, Sunak, a former finance minister, came second after polling 60, 399 member votes in the keenly contested election.
On the other hand, the new Conservative Party leader scored 81,326 votes to emerge victorious ahead of Boris Johnson’s resignation on Tuesday.
Johnson will travel alongside the new party leader (Truss) to Scotland on Tuesday where he will submit his resignation letter to Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II.
Following Johnson’s resignation, Queen Elizabeth II, will then appoint Truss to replace Johnson to form a new government by Tuesday evening.
Truss, in her acceptance speech after the votes were announced, promised to cut taxes and unite the party to deliver on her mandate.
47-year-old Truss vowed to hit the ground running immediate she assumed office on Tuesday.