UK's Rishi Sunak: We must unite behind Liz Truss as difficult times loom

New UK PM to be announced following Conservative membership ballot, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Rishi Sunak, who lost the race to become Britain's prime minister on Monday, said the party must now unite behind winner Liz Truss.

"It's right we now unite behind the new PM, Liz Truss, as she steers the country through difficult times," Sunak said on Twitter.

(Reporting by William James; Editing by Kate Holton)