4/20/2017

UK parliament backs Theresa May's demand for snap election


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.
UK parliament backs Theresa May's demand for snap election
UK parliament backs Theresa May's demand for snap election
The vote came just one day after Prime Minister Theresa May called for a general election in June as division within the UK government has posed a threat to making a success of Brexit.

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.
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