British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the chairman of his ruling Conservative Party Sunday over a "serious breach" of the ministerial code.
Truss beats George Canning, who was prime minister for 119 days in 1827.
Truss, who currently serves as foreign minister, will be the U.K.'s new prime minister, after the Conservative Party named her as its next leader on Monday, replacing the outgoing Boris Johnson.
A police report found holes in former prime minister Shinzo Abe's protection that allowed the alleged attacker to shoot him from behind.
The voting process now pits former finance minister Rishi Sunak against current foreign minister Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson.
A British Cabinet minister tipped to be a frontrunner in the Conservative Party's leadership race ruled himself out of the contest Saturday as contenders tried to get ahead.
Japanese went to the polls Sunday for an election to its upper house in the shadow of the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was gunned down while making a campaign speech.
The announcement is expected to come after days of defections crippled the controversial leader and left him unable to govern.
Johnson was booed during the queen's Platinum Jubilee — the latest sign of intense public anger over his flouting of his own government's COVID-19 rules.
Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader, though it remains unclear whether his party can form a majority government.
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has tendered his resignation amid an economic crisis and violent protests against he and his brother, the country's president.
British police said Tuesday that they were fining 20 people over parties held by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his staff during coronavirus lockdowns.
Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, seemed to acknowledge popular wishes for a kinder, more responsive and socially progressive party.
The dynamics on display between the leaders can give clues on relationships and the status of talks on the world's weightiest issues.