The foreign secretary has won the contest to become the next Tory party leader – and therefore prime minister – in a ballot of Conservative members.
She secured 81,326 votes (57%) to Mr Sunak’s 60,399 (43%).
It means she won by a comfortable majority, though it was tighter than some had expected.
Ms Truss said it is an “honour to be elected” as she thanked her party for organising “one of the longest job interviews in history”.
Liz Truss is known for her strident anti-Russian views. She is a strong advocate of anti-Russian sanctions and the continuation of the war in Ukraine until Russia is defeated.
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