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May Wins UK Parliament Vote To Allow June 8th Snap Election

Zero Hedge Wednesday, 19 April 2017 ()
May Wins UK Parliament Vote To Allow June 8th Snap ElectionAs totally expected, Theresa May - following a contentious debate - won the UK parliament *vote to allow a June 8th snap election by a count of 522 to 13, *well above the two-thirds majority needed.

*Opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the poll *but accused the PM of changing her mind and breaking promises on a range of issues.

The result triggers what will be an* intense seven-week campaign *in which the U.K.’s relationship with the EU will be the focus.

No reaction in the pound so far...
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News video: Britons mull May’s election gamble

Britons mull May’s election gamble 01:26

The news that Britain’s prime minister called a snap election has sent shockwaves throughout the UK. Theresa May told reporters that she would seek a new vote on June 8 in order to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. Breaking her vow not to call an early ballot, the timing of her decision...

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