After six weeks in office, United Kingdom Prime Minister Liz Truss announced Thursday that she will resign, making her term as prime minister the shortest in the nation’s history.
In a statement outside 10 Downing Street, Truss said she “came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.”
“I was elected by the Conservative Party with a mandate to change this,” she said. “We delivered on energy bills and on cutting national insurance. We set out a vision for a low tax, high growth economy that would take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit.”