United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced that she will step down from her post as early as this month. Less than two months into her tenure, she will hold the record for the shortest stint in the nation’s highest political office.
“I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability,” Truss said, according to USA Today.
“I recognize, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate to which I was elected by the Conservative Party.”
After learning of the prime minister’s decision, President Joe Biden issued a statement. In his brief remarks, Biden thanked Liz Truss and pledged to continue working with the British government on international matters.
“The United States and the United Kingdom are strong Allies and enduring friends — and that fact will never change. I thank Prime Minister Liz Truss for her partnership on a range of issues including holding Russia accountable for its war against Ukraine,” Biden stated.
“We will continue our close cooperation with the U.K. government as we work together to meet the global challenges our nations face.”
Truss will remain in office until the nation’s Conservative Party elects her replacement.