Rishi Sunak on Tuesday, October 25, officially became the 57th prime minister of the United Kingdom after meeting with British monarch, Prince Charles.
This comes few days after his predecessor, Liz Truss, resigned after spending only 49 days in office following a government crisis.
Sunak, a 42-year-old politician of Indian descent, has now become Britain’s incumbent Prime Minister..
Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after a meeting with Prince Charles, Sunak vowed to fix the mistakes made by Liz Truss and regain the trust of British voters after months of political upheaval caused by her controversial predecessor, Boris Johnson.
“Our country is facing a profound economic crisis. The aftermath of Covid still lingers, Putin’s war in Ukraine has destabilized energy markets and supply chains the world over.”
He paid tribute to Liz Truss who he said was not wrong to want to improve UK growth. He said some mistakes were made, not borne of “ill will or bad intentions” but “mistakes nonetheless” and he has been elected to fix them.
“I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of the government’s agenda. This will mean difficult decisions to come. But you saw me during Covid doing everything I could to protect people and businesses with schemes like furlough. There are always limits, more so than ever, but I promise you this. I will bring that same compassion to the challenges we face today,” he added.