Rishi Sunak succeeds Liz Truss, who was forced to resign after her tax-cutting plans backfired.
Mr. Sunak was elected Conservative Party leader yesterday after his former boss Boris Johnson backed down from a comeback bid and contender Penny Mordaunt ceased to garner enough support from Tory MPs.
After Queen Elizabeth’s death, Mr. Sunak will meet King Charles today and become the first prime minister to be chosen by him. Two days prior to her passing on September 8th, the Queen appointed Truss.
Truss, the British Prime Minister with the shortest tenure, will make her final cabinet meeting official statement at 10 Downing Street around 0915 GMT (2:45 PM IST). Mr. Sunak will most likely speak after an hour.