On Tuesday, Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Britain’s youngest Prime Minister in recent memory became the first non-white Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He is of Indian descent and was born in Britain to parents who emigrated from East Africa. It is going to be a difficult task for the former investment banker and hedge fund manager to restore the British economy while attempting to unite a Conservative Party that has produced three prime ministers in two months.
However, Mr Sunak pledged to bring stability to a country beleaguered by a cost of living crisis and a lack of stable leadership shortly after being appointed by King Charles III on Tuesday afternoon.
“I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda,” he said, adding that his government would be run with “integrity, professionalism, and accountability”.
A vote by Conservative Party members led to Ms Truss replacing former Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his scandal-ridden government collapsed in July.
As she walked out of Downing Street on Tuesday morning, Ms Truss defended her policy decisions. In his remarks, the new Prime Minister praised Ms Truss’ “restlessness” and her “noble” goal of creating economic growth.