UK Parliament rejects plan for December 12 election

Monday, 28. October 2019 20:00

Lawmakers in Westminster voted on Monday against the government's proposition to schedule a snap general vote for December 12. The motion required a two-third majority. It was rejected with 299 to 70.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to accelerate the Brexit process and deliver the divorce with the European Union by the end of the next month, according to Ian Blackford. The chief lawmaker from the Scottish National Party said the country's withdrawal from the bloc before the election is unacceptable.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, claimed Johnson "can't be trusted." Today was the third time that the prime minister lost the vote on the proposition to hold an early election.

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