British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned after six weeks, “the successor may already be known at the end of next week”.

Earlier today, Truss’ spokesman said the prime minister admits “yesterday was a difficult day” but wants to stay and focus on serving the country. But things can move quickly in British politics. An hour and a half later, his words were already outdated.

Truss announced that new party leadership elections will be held within the week, the fourth in six years. She will remain prime minister until a new leader of the party is elected, who will also succeed her as prime minister. According to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, the results of the elections will be announced next Friday (October 28).

Jeremy Hunt, who was a candidate in the last election and is now allowed to pull chestnuts from the fire as Chancellor of the Exchequer, is said to not run again. Rishi Sunak, who is popular with Conservative MPs, and Penny Mordaunt are expected to stand again. There are also rumors that Boris Johnson could repeat again.

Keir Starmer, leader of the opposition Labor Party, sees all this with regret and calls for new parliamentary elections. He also did the same with Johnson – switching gears. According to Starmer, the crisis among the Conservatives is damaging the British economy and the country’s reputation. Labor is doing very well in the polls these days and Starmer clearly wants to cash in on this hypothetical success ASAP.

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