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 British lawmakers greenlight snap election in early June

British parliamentarians have overwhelmingly approved British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for an early general election to be held on June 8.

Censor.NET reports citing RFE/RL.

On Wednesday, April 19, Britain's lower house of Parliament voted 522 to 13 in favor of May's motion for the snap poll, easily securing the two-thirds majority of the 650-seat legislature required for the elections to go ahead.

Britain's most recent general election was in 2015 and before the April 19 vote, the next one was to have been held in 2020.

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A proposal for a snap general election to be held was made by the British prime minister on April 18.
 
 
 
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