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British Parliament approves early election in UK on December 12

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Oct, 2019. 11:05 am
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UK Parliament approves early elections on December 12

The British Parliament has approved pre-election bills in the country under which voting will be held on December 12.

The bill was passed a few hours after the European Union’s decision to allow the UK to postpone Britain for ‘Brexit’ until the end of January next year.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a general election in the United Kingdom on December 12.

He had called for a December 12 general election to end the deadlock in Brexit.

The PM says an election is required to help the country move on after MPs voted for his Brexit deal but rejected the timetable for scrutinizing it and asked for more time.

A cautious Jeremy Corbyn told that he still wants to make sure a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table, and it is understood that he will only make his final decision once the EU has confirmed what extension the UK will be offered.

Earlier on October 17, efforts to reach a Brexit deal before Thursday’s summit of European leaders were continued in Brussels.

Negotiators from both sides are trying to bridge what senior EU official Michel Barnier called “big gaps”.

The British capital voted 438 members in favor of premature elections, while only 20 opposed it.

If the bill is approved by the House of Lords of Parliament, it will be the first time since 1923 when elections will be held in UK in the month of December.

Legislators in the UK have voted for a new election for the third time in the last four years.

Earlier in May, Conservative Party Prime Minister Theresa May resigned from the post after failing to exit the European Union, following which party members and allies elected Boris Johnson as the new prime minister.

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