Putting off the inevitable? UK lawmakers reject BoJo’s snap election proposal

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UK MPs have voted down PM Boris Johnson’s motion for an early general election on December 12, but it could just be a matter of days before an alternative date and conditions are agreed by parliament.

While 299 lawmakers supported the motion, the number fell short of the 434 votes – a two-thirds majority – that Johnson had hoped for.

Responding to the latest parliament defeat, the PM said he will present a new bill to hold an election on December 12 later in the evening, “so we can finally get Brexit done.”

The short-form version of the bill Johnson plans to introduce requires only a simple majority and sets aside the provisions of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, making it more likely to pass.

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