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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.

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News video: UK parliament backs early national election

▶ UK parliament backs early national election 00:48

British Prime Minister Theresa May wins parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she says will strengthen her hand in Brexit talks with the European Union.

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