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The British Parliament approved the idea of holding early elections

The majority of the deputies of the Parliament of the United Kingdom supported the proposal of the head of government Theresa may to hold early General elections. For this plan voted 522 MP, voted against only 13.

About it reports on Wednesday, April 19, the news Agency Reuters.

Recall that, under British law, early elections can be held in that case that this step will support more than two thirds of Parliament with 650 MPs.

As previously reported, last Tuesday, the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may issued an emergency message and told his fellow citizens about the holding of early General elections, which will take place on 8 June. This statement was made immediately after the Cabinet meeting at Downing street.

The Prime Minister explained this move by saying that during the period of withdrawal from the EU the country needs a strong, confident and stable leadership. According to Mei, the only way to overcome the «split of Westminster» in a difficult time – early elections which guarantee «certainty and security for years to come».

The Prime Minister also accused the British politicians of other parties that are allegedly «prone to play the political game»: the labour party threaten to frustrate the Brexit, the representatives of the liberal democratic party of seeking to «sabotage the work of the government», the Scottish national party (SNP) voted against the negotiations with the EU, and some members of the house of lords «put a spoke in the wheel at every stage».

«If we do not hold General elections now, the political game will continue and the negotiations with the European Union will face difficulties until the next General election. The time has come to show that you support the government and not treat politics as a game,» said Theresa may.

The British Parliament approved the idea of holding early elections 19.04.2017

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