- New British Prime Minister Liz Truss has unveiled her new cabinet.
- He has surrounded himself in the cabinet with confidants and supporters.
- Truss was today appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to succeed Boris Johnson.
Downing Street has announced that former Labor minister Therese Coffey, considered a close ally of Truss, will take over the Ministry of Health and become deputy prime minister. As expected, the new head of government appointed former economy minister Kwasi Kwarteng to the important post of finance minister.
James Wise, recently Minister for Education and Secretary of State for Europe under Trudeau, takes over the Foreign Office. Suella Braverman, a conservative hardliner, was appointed Home Secretary. Along with Truss, it was the first time in the kingdom’s history that one of the four most important government posts was not occupied by a white person.
Political commentators pointed out that this was the first time that a white person had not served in one of the “four great offices of government” – Prime Minister, Finance, Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs. However, it became clear that the Truss, contrary to party demands, did not form a united cabinet.
Instead, he rejected the most important supporters of his opponent Rishi Sunak in the party’s internal election campaign. Only a few members of the previous cabinet were in office. Home Secretary Priti Patel and Culture Minister Nadine Dorries had earlier resigned of their own volition.
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