Brexit: Boris Johnson calls for early elections on October 15

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is tabling a motion in parliament for early general elections on 15 October after UK lawmakers passed the Brexit Postponement Act.

The British Prime Minister has asked to organize early legislative elections on October 15 following the adoption of the Brexit Deferral Act by British MPs.

“If this bill [on the Brexit report, ed] is adopted, the government will not be able to fulfill its responsibilities [concerning the Brexit process, editor’s note]. Legislative elections must take place and they must be scheduled on Tuesday, October 15, “said the Prime Minister during a speech in parliament on 4 September.

“This law has swept the country to decide how long it will stay in the European Union. Currently, the country has to decide who the opposition leader or I should go to Brussels to negotiate with the EU, “he added.

327 votes to 299

The House of Commons approved on September 4 by 327 votes against 299 a text demanding that the date of exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union be postponed. This decision is a new setback for Boris Johnson.

The proposal to prevent Brexit without an agreement on 31 October was tabled by Labor MP Hilary Benn and signed by several conservative MPs, despite the British Prime Minister’s statement that he was not considering seeking a postponement of Brexit from of the European Union.

The request for postponement is to be considered on September 5 in the House of Lords, the upper house of parliament, which will have only a few days to approve because Boris Johnson has decided to suspend parliament next week for five weeks.

A defeat of the Prime Minister

Previously, opposed to a postponement of Brexit , the head of the British government lost a decisive vote in Parliament , where the deputies passed a motion to get the adjournment. This despite the threats of the government to hold early elections. His government had announced before the vote of the deputies that if he lost, he would call early elections on October 14.

On September 3, the text of the Brexit postponement motion was passed by 328 votes in favor (301 against) in the House of Commons.

Among those who voted in favor of the postponement are opposition MPs and conservatives hostile to leaving the European Union, scheduled for 31 October, without agreement.


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