Liz Truss will become Britain’s longest-serving premier ever after she announced her decision to quit just six weeks into an unpopular term that plunged Britain deep into economic and political turmoil.
Truss declared on Thursday that she will leave the party to allow the next leader to be picked over the course of the week following a rise in the Conservative Party lawmakers announced they would not be able to remain loyal to her.
It brings to an undeserved the end of a disastrous time at Downing Street, which appeared to be in danger since Truss’s main economic program caused panic in markets and caused a decline in value for the pounds.
George Canning previously held the record for the longest term within Downing Street, having served for 119 days before the time of his demise in 1827. Truss was, in contrast only lasted 45 days prior to announcing her decision to resign.
Her choice will spark a fresh power battle in the ruling Conservative Party, which has lost support from the public over the last year and has since thrown out Boris Johnson and Truss in just a couple of months.