UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Council President Donald Tusk that he will send him an official letter requesting the postponement of Brexit.
The news agency “Reuters” an informed official in the European Union, on Saturday evening, that Johnson and Tusk made a phone call in which he told the British Prime Minister and President of the Council of Europe that he would send him an appropriate letter until the end of the day, asking formally to postpone the date of Britain’s withdrawal.
The official said, according to the agency: “On this basis Tusk will begin consultations with EU leaders on the response. This process may take several days.”
For his part, Tusk, in a tweet posted on his official Twitter account, said he had discussed with Johnson the vote in the British House of Commons on the postponement of “Brexit”, saying: “I am waiting for the message.”
The British parliament, during an extraordinary session held today, refused to approve the draft deal on the withdrawal of the country from the European Union, which was submitted by the government headed by Johnson.
The lawmakers approved an amendment initiated by former ruling Labor Party member Oliver Litvin to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit date, previously set for October 31, canceling the vote on the draft agreement from the government.
The amendment provides for the possibility of postponing the “Brexit” in the event of the parliament’s failure to adopt all the necessary documents to implement Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union and ensure that this does not happen without an agreement with Brussels.
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