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Rishi Sunak Officially British PM, Meets With King Charles, Liz Truss Resigns

“Together we can achieve incredible things. We will create a future worthy of the sacrifices so many have made and fill tomorrow and every day thereafter with hope,” he said.
27 Oct 2022 16:12
Rishi Sunak Officially British PM, Meets With King Charles, Liz Truss Resigns
King Charles had just accepted Liz Truss’s resignation when he met with Rishi Sunak to appoint him as Britain’s new PM. Photo: AP: Aaron Chown

Rishi Sunak says he is not ‘not daunted’ and understands he will have to work to restore trust, after becoming the UK’s third prime minister in three months.

The former chancellor has officially become UK Prime Minister after meeting King Charles at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

Speaking outside Number 10 Downing Street, he promised he would earn people’s trust, add- ing he understood there would be work to do “after all that has happened”.

“I know the high office that I have accepted and I hope to live up to its demands but when the opportunity to serve comes along, you cannot question the moment, only the willingness.

“I stand here before you, ready to lead our country into the future, to put your needs above politics, to reach out and build a government that represents the very best traditions of my party.

 

“Together we can achieve incredible things. We will create a future worthy of the sacrifices so many have made and fill tomorrow and every day thereafter with hope,” he said.

He paid tribute to his predecessor Liz Truss, but added “some mistakes were made”.

He said they were “not born of ill will or bad intentions. Quite the opposite, in fact. But mistakes nonetheless”.

He said the work to fix these would begin “immediately”.

Mr Sunak also hailed Boris Johnson’s “incredible achievements” as prime minister.

Mr Johnson said all Conservatives should give Mr Sunak their “wholehearted support”.

 

Source: ABC News

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