Sunak, a Hindu, is the first British-Indian Prime Minister and, at 42, the youngest leader in more than two centuries.
Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s third prime minister this year and the first person of colour to lead the former imperial power, vowing to mend its stricken finances after Liz Truss lasted just 49 days.
Sunak spoke outside 10 Downing Street on Tuesday after his appointment by King Charles III, capping the latest extraordinary twist in UK politics following Boris Johnson’s demise in July.
Sunak acknowledged mistakes by his predecessor Truss and promised to place “economic stability and confidence” at the heart of his agenda.
He said he would confront the “profound economic crisis” with compassion and lead a government of “integrity, professionalism and accountability.”
Departing Downing Street a little before, Truss wished Sunak “every success” and said she remained “more convinced than ever” that Britain needed to be “bold” in confronting the challenges it faced.
Sunak became the ruling Conservatives’ new leader on Monday after triumphing over rival contender Penny Mordaunt, who failed to secure enough nominations from Tory MPs. ReadMore