UK to learn name of new prime minister after long vote

Liz Truss, Britain's Foreign Secretary and a contender to become the country's next Prime Minister, waits on the TV set for an interview with the BBC. – AFP pic, September 5, 2022.

THE UK will learn today who will be its next prime minister, with Liz Truss the favourite to succeed Boris Johnson and take charge as the country battles a spiralling cost-of-living crisis.  

The result will be announced at 12.30pm (1130 GMT), after foreign minister Truss and her rival, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, spent the summer rallying support among the Conservative Party members who cast the final vote.  

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