Liz Truss to be Britain’s next prime minister

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Liz Truss will be the next prime minister of the U.K. after comfortably seeing off rival Rishi Sunak in the race to lead the governing Conservative Party.

Truss, currently the U.K’s foreign secretary, won 81,326 votes from Conservative members versus 60,399 for Sunak, the former chancellor who quit over his differences with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Truss will fly to Balmoral, the queen’s Highland estate, on Tuesday to be officially sworn in as prime minister before choosing her new Cabinet.

The incoming prime minister is expected to announce a bailout package within a week of taking office in a bid to help households and businesses trying to cope with soaring inflation and rising energy bills.

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