An early UK election will be held on June 8 as more than two-thirds of members of Parliament (MPs) agreed the move in a vote on Thursday.
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The UK’s prime minister could call an election at will until the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act was passed in 2011, which scheduled a general election every five years. The next general election was expected in 2020. However, a snap election can be held if two-thirds of the members agree on an early election.