British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after just 44 days in office. She announced this on Thursday in Downing Street. This is the shortest prime ministerial term in British history.

It was only six weeks that Liz Truss held the post of Prime Minister after Boris Johnson. Before that, there had been real chaos in the British cabinet.

Liz Truss’ resignation came after she first replaced Treasury Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and then Home Secretary Suella Braverman. Truss is now anticipating any further signs of dissolution.

Truss will remain in office until a successor is appointed, the announcement said. According to the outgoing head of government, this process should take place within the coming week. She had also informed the king, Charles III, about it, the statement said. “I spoke to the king to let him know that I am stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party.”

Truss only succeeded Boris Johnson at the head of the cabinet at the beginning of September, who had also resigned after several scandals.

The 47-year-old successor to scandal-ridden ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under enormous pressure after her economic policies wreaked unprecedented havoc on the financial markets within a few days. Truss had to make a 180-degree political turn and lost two of her key ministers, Kwasi Kwarteng as finance minister and Suella Braverman as interior minister, within a week.

Around 24 hours before her resignation, she had protested in the British House of Commons that she did not want to give up and that she was “a fighter”. Although she pointed out the difficult economic times and the political instability across the continent, she also admitted that she could no longer implement her vision of radical economic growth under the current conditions.

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