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UK PM Rishi Sunak Starts Cabinet Reshuffle After Entering Number 10

Tuesday saw Rishi Sunak take over as Prime Minister of Britain, succeeding Liz Truss, who tendered her resignation last week. After seeing King Charles III in Buckingham Palace, Sunak was given the role.

In his first address outside No. 10, he claims that the UK is experiencing a "deep economic crisis" and that he was picked to lead the Conservative Party in order to correct some of Liz Truss's errors.

Currently, the prime minister is forming his cabinet. One of Boris Johnson's most ardent allies, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has left his position as business secretary, and Brandon Lewis has left his position as justice secretary.

Chloe Smith, the secretary for work and pensions, Ranil Jayawardena, the secretary for Wales, Robert Buckland, and Jake Berry, the chairman of the Tory Party, have all resigned from their positions.

Liz Truss earlier gave a brief parting address in which she defended her legacy of attempting to push through tax cuts and argued that leaders needed to be courageous.

After winning the Tory leadership election that was sparked by Truss's resignation, Sunak is the third leader of the UK in the past seven weeks.

Despite requests from Labour, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Green Party, Sunak has rejected holding an early general election.

Sunak pledged to put the needs of the general public ahead of politics. He intended to rebuild public confidence in British politics by running a government of "ethics, professionalism, and responsibility."

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