The vertiginous fall of Liz Truss in forty-four days of power

“Given the situation, I cannot fulfill the mandate for which I was elected
by the Conservative Party”
: it is with these words that Liz Truss, the British Prime Minister, announced her resignation on Thursday 20 October. She stayed less than two months at the head of the United Kingdom, including ten days of national mourning linked to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Coming to power in a very difficult economic context, Liz Truss failed to convince, with her plan based on a drastic tax cut. Distrust quickly set in within his party, until complete disavowal. Therefore, resignation was the only option for Boris Johnson’s successor.

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