British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced she will stand down as leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister, just six weeks after she was appointed.
Her resignation came after policies triggered economic turmoil in the United Kingdom and which has also sharply divided her party.
“I recognise though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party,” she said at a press conference on Thursday morning.
The opposition Labour party quickly jumped on the development and has called for an immediate general election.
“The Tories (Conservatives) cannot respond to their latest shambles by yet again simply clicking their fingers and shuffling the people at the top without the consent of the British people. We need a general election — now,” the opposition leader said in a statement.
This is a developing story.