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Liz Truss names Jeremy Hunt as new chancellor

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Liz Truss confirmed Jeremy Hunt as the new chancellor on Friday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Kwasi Kwarteng was sacked by the prime minister, amid economic turmoil caused by the mini-Budget three weeks ago. A former foreign secretary and Conservative leadership contender, the appointment of Mr Hunt signals a major shift in policy direction for the government. “I have asked Jeremy Hunt to become the new chancellor, he is one of the most experienced of government ministers and parliamentarians,” Ms Truss said during a press conference. Watch more videos at the Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/editors-picks Click here to subscribe to The Independent: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Independent About The Independent: Making Change Happen. The Independent is the world’s most free-thinking newsbrand, providing global news, commentary and analysis for the independently-minded. Connect with The Independent: Check out our full video catalog: https://www.youtube.com/c/theindependent/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://www.theindy.com Click here to get the best of The Independent daily: https://www.independent.co.uk/newsletters Like The Independent on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow The Independent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow The Independent on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Download the iOS & Android app: https://www.independent.co.uk/subscribe/app Help to support truly independent journalism. Every dollar you contribute will directly fund additional special reports and investigations from a free-thinking, award-winning newsroom you can trust - https://www.independent.co.uk/donations Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content & live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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