Liz Truss is UK's next prime minister

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 07, 2022 Britain's Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London. - After a gruelling nationwide tour, a dozen hustings and three televised debates, Liz Truss appears poised to take over as the UK's next prime minister heading into the close of voting by Conservative party members on Friday. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP)

LONDON (Reuters): Liz Truss has won the ruling Conservative Party's leadership contest on Monday and will become Britain's new prime minister after replacing the ousted Boris Johnson.

The party's new leader will inherit a parliamentary majority and therefore become prime minister following formal handover procedures on Tuesday.

Here are the results of the final leadership vote, conducted among Conservative Party members. - Reuters

Liz Truss - 81,326 votes (57.4%)

Rishi Sunak - 60,399 votes (42.6 %)

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