United Kingdom: Johnson reshuffles his government, Struss replaces Raab in diplomacy

British Minister Liz Truss, October 20, 2020 in London.

AP - Kirsty Wigglesworth

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As expected for several weeks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his government on Wednesday September 15.

He notably replaced Dominic Raab with Liz Truss at Foreign Affairs.


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He had announced it: he wants to form a " 

united team

 " in his government to project himself on

the post-pandemic of Covid-19


In search of a second wind,

Boris Johnson

, Theresa May's successor as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in July 2019, reshuffled his government on Wednesday.

One of the main changes was foreseen.

British diplomacy to a new minister.

And for the second time in the country's history, a woman takes the helm of the ministry: Liz Truss, 46, moves from Commerce to Foreign Affairs.

Before her, Margaret Beckett had held this position in 2006 and 2007, in the government of Tony Blair.

Liz Truss succeeds Dominic Raab, appointed by Boris Johnson when the latter became Prime Minister.

Raab, who had replaced Johnson for a time in the spring of 2020 when the head of government was

hospitalized after contracting Covid-19

, has come under strong criticism in recent weeks over his inaction in the crisis in Afghanistan.

However, he did not remain without a post;

Downing Street gave him the Department of Justice.

Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as Minister of Finance, a position he has held since February 2020.

(With AFP)


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