WORLD UK lawmakers reject government's early election motion

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UK lawmakers reject government's early election motion

Xinhua

03:45, October 29, 2019

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the Brexit debate inside the House of Commons in London Saturday Oct. 19, 2019. (Photo: AP)

LONDON, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The British House of Commons on Monday voted against a government motion calling for an early general election on Dec. 12.

A total of 299 MPs voted for the motion, shy of the two-thirds majority of votes required for it to pass under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.

In response to the rejected motion, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that he would table a short bill for an election on Dec. 12.

Speaking after the vote, the Opposition Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said that his party will "look at and scrutinize" the bill the government will bring forward.

"We look forward to a clear, definitive decision that no-deal is absolutely off the table," he added.


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