Boris Johnson loses a battle

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The British Prime Minister was defeated in a crucial vote in Parliament. The House of Commons passed a motion to avoid an exit without agreement.

In response, Boris Johnson said he was preparing to call early elections. Opposing a postponement of Brexit, the head of the British government lost a decisive vote in Parliament, where deputies passed a motion to adjourn.

And this despite the threats of the government to hold early elections. The text was adopted by 328 votes for (301 against), bringing together deputies of the opposition but also conservatives hostile to an exit of the European Union, planned on October 31, without agreement.

The motion on the elections will be discussed Wednesday by Parliament and must meet two-thirds of the vote to be adopted, AFP reported.

On the same day, MEPs will vote on a bill asking the prime minister to postpone Brexit to Brussels.

Boris Johnson announced after the vote that he was tabling a motion in Parliament to call early elections.


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