On October 20, British Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss issued a resignation statement, announcing her resignation as the leader of the British Conservative Party.
Truss voluntarily resigned as prime minister after resigning as leader of the ruling Conservative Party. Elizabeth Truss, 47, has thus become the shortest-serving prime minister in British history, just 45 days before her official inauguration on September 6.
On September 5, Elizabeth Truss was elected the leader of the Conservative Party after the internal election of the British ruling party Conservative Party. On September 6, Truss was officially appointed by the then Queen Elizabeth II, becoming the 56th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the third female Prime Minister in British history.
Truss will temporarily serve as UK prime minister until a new Conservative leader is elected.