Liz Truss Could Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister Today

Liz Truss is expected to become the leader of the Conservative Party and Britain’s next prime minister today.

Truss, who has been widely tipped to defeat her rival Rishi Sunak for the majority of the contest, is poised to take the torch from Boris Johnson, who resigned in July after waves of criticism of his leadership.

If appointed, Truss will become the Conservatives’ fourth prime minister since a 2015 election in Britain. She will immediately face one of the most difficult tasks in easing the energy crisis and sky-rocketing inflation that hit a fresh 40-year high in July at 10.1%.

Speaking in a TV interview on Sunday, she reassured millions of people who fear they will be unable to pay their energy bills this winter, but did not give further detail on her measures in tackling the crisis.

During her campaign against Sunak, Truss said that she will focus on cutting tax increases and other levies that could fuel inflation.

The announcement for the appointment will be around 1130 GMT (18:30 Monday, BKK time). The one appointed will meet Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday and will later form a government.