LONDON — Liz Truss officially became Britain’s prime minister Tuesday, replacing Boris Johnson, who resigned in July.
In a private meeting Tuesday in Balmoral, Scotland, with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Truss was asked to form a new government. The meeting, a formality, took place in Scotland as the 96-year-old monarch is not able to travel to London due to health problems.
Truss is the 15th prime minister to be appointed by Elizabeth and the fourth Conservative party leader in just seven years – an indication of the monarch’s longevity and recent chaos in Britain’s politics. Truss’s meeting took place hours after Johnson traveled to Scotland to meet with the monarch.
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