Rishi Sunak will be appointed Britain’s third prime minister this year after outgoing leader Liz Truss submits her resignation to King Charles III, Downing Street said.

Truss will hold a final cabinet meeting before delivering a statement outside Number 10 around 10:15 am (0915 GMT). Sunak will then be appointed by the king and make his own televised remarks around 11:35 am (1035 GMT).

Sunak also vowed to bring “stability and unity” at a time of economic crisis, after he was named the beleaguered Conservatives’ new leader.

Sunak, 42, a Hindu, will be the UK’s first prime minister of colour following the implosion of Liz Truss’s premiership after just 44 days.

Truss will hold a final cabinet meeting on Today before submitting her resignation to King Charles III, who will then appoint Sunak, Downing Street said.

The new leader will make his first remarks to the nation from outside Number 10 around 11:35 am (1035 GMT).

Sourc e: BBC

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