Boris Johnson meets queen for official resignation and Truss takes over as prime minister

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Liz Truss, eleita nova premiê e chefe do Partido Conservador, em anúncio feito em Londres, Reino Unido, em 5 de setembro de 2022.

Liz Truss, elected new prime minister and head of the Conservative Party, in an announcement made in London, UK, on ​​5 September

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Boris Johnson is at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, where he meets Queen Elizabeth II this Tuesday (6) to make the official resignation of the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Then the queen will receive the new premier, Liz Truss.

Before leaving London, Johnson announced, in an official speech, that he will accompany and support the successor’s government.

Truss won the votes of Conservative Party members and was declared on Monday thursday (5th) the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, with 57% of votes.

Johnson, who had been in office since 1200, announced in July that he would resign as head of state, after pressure from the party due to a series of scandals, such as Partygate.

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