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As party members decide, Truss has upper hand in contest to be Britain’s new PM

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By Elizabeth Piper, Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) – Few members of the governing Conservative Party supported foreign secretary Liz Truss when the leadership contest began this month, but now there’s a sense of inevitability that she will become Britain’s next prime minister. “It’s hers to lose” is the common refrain from party members, who will cast their votes in coming weeks to appoint the new Conservative leader and successor to Boris Johnson. But for many members, the driving force behind their support for Truss is less about her and more about her rival, former fin…

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