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By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Liz Truss is the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after being elected Conservative Leader on Monday.

She polled 81,32 votes to defeat Rishi Sunak, who polled 60, 399 votes. She is expected to take over as leader on Tuesday.

She will succeed Boris Johnson who resigned in July after a series of scandals.

Truss has pledged action to tackle the crisis in a short victory speech at a conference center in London on Monday.

Without offering details, Truss promised a “bold plan” to cut taxes and build economic growth, and “deliver on the energy crisis, dealing with people’s energy bills but also dealing with the long-term issues we have on energy supply.”

“I am honoured to be elected Leader of the Conservative Party. Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead and deliver for our great country.

“I will take bold action to get all of us through these tough times, grow our economy, and unleash the United Kingdom’s potential,” she said.