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UK parliament suspended after Johnson fails in snap election bid

2019-09-10 09:20:09       source:The Aljazeera

September 10, 2019

Another day, another pair of parliamentary defeats for United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Johnson again tried, and again failed, to call a snap general election in a vote that took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning, his sixth straight defeat in five days of House of Commons business.

To trigger an early election, the government needs 434 votes - two-thirds of all MPs in the 650-seat lower house of parliament - but only 293 backed the proposal. 

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