Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister
British Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation just six weeks after taking office.
The development came on Thursday after her new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, had rolled back virtually all of her economic agenda.
This comes after a disastrous and rapidly-reversed economic plan that sent the pound plunging and her Conservative government into chaos.
Having been formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 6, she is now by far the shortest-serving prime minister in British history and will be remembered as one of the most calamitous.
The previous holder of this record, George Canning, lasted 119 days in the early 19th century; Truss could only manage 44.