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The cursed photo of Elizabeth II and Liz Truss: the queen survived 2 days and the prime minister, 44

On September 6, two days before the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Liz Truss visited the monarch at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland. It was at that moment when the deceased and the now former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom took a photo that is now known as ‘the cursed photo’.

Barely a month and a half after that moment, the last of the monarch’s public life, was captured.Truss has met with King Charles III to announce his resignation. In just 44 days, the now former leader of the Executive has gone through two different monarchs: mother and son have seen, one arrive, and the other leave, this policy.

In this way, Truss becomes one of the world leaders with the shortest mandates. And, without a doubt, the most fleeting prime minister in history of British democracy.

In an appearance in Downing Street, Truss said that she was elected leader of the Tories “with a mandate to change things.” Something that she, she has insisted on, has not been able to comply.

This decision, instead of precipitating early elections, will be followed by an internal election that will take place next week. Truss leaves it to her fellow Conservatives to decide who will succeed him.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned this afternoon after 45 days in office

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This, he said, “will ensure that we stay on track to comply with our tax plansthe economic stability and national security of our country.” Truss has also acknowledged that she will remain prime minister until her successor is elected.

The decision of the head of the British Executive has not ceased to be the chronicle of an announced resignation. And the fact is that the dismissal of Kwasi Kwarteng and the accumulation of errors in the few weeks that his position has lasted already predicted this end.

In the same way that the delicate state of health of Isabel II when the cursed photo that heads this article was taken already presaged that the outcome of her story was near. The Queen of England died on September 8 from “natural causes” attributed to “old age” at the age of 96.

Lettuce survives Truss

On October 14 and in the face of the whirlwind of news coming from Downing Street, the British media Daily Starinspired by a gag of The Economistdecided to bet whether the British prime minister would last longer than a head of lettuce.

Thus, they placed a webcam in front of this vegetable and a photograph of Liz Truss. Today, live, they have placed the image of the now prime minister upside down, to stage the resignation and victory of the lettuce.

And as it could not be otherwise, Twitter users have taken advantage of the opportunity to react to the news.

The Daily Star Lettuce when @trussliz resigns pic.twitter.com/fo0tcW1mDG

— Furquan Akhtar (@furquan) October 20, 2022

“This is what lettuce looks like Daily Star with the resignation of Truss”, ironically one tweeter.

Liz Truss resigns after 45 days in office.

I actually can’t believe what is happening in our country.

— Dominique Samuels (@Dominiquetaegon) October 20, 2022

For her part, a BBC journalist claims that she cannot “believe” what is happening in her country.

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