Kiev: The House of Commons of the British Parliament rejected the plan of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold early elections on December 12.
It is reported by the BBC.
“The House of Commons of the British Parliament did not support the plan of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold early elections on December 12. 299 deputies came out in support of the initiative of the head of the government, 70 were against”, - the statement said.
It is noted that the adoption of the plan required the support of at least two-thirds of the lower house of parliament, that is, 434 votes.
At the same time, the British Prime Minister announced a "short" bill on early elections, for the adoption of which a simple majority of votes is enough.
Johnson previously announced his intention to hold early elections in the country on December 12.
On October 22, the law on Britain’s exit from the EU passed the second reading, but the British deputies refused to consider it by a shortened procedure. Today it is known that the UK government will not submit the Brexit law to the Parliament for re-consideration next week.
On June 23, 2016, a referendum was held in the UK, which showed that 52% of Britons prefer to leave the European Union. On March 29, 2017, the United Kingdom officially announced to the European Union its intention to leave the EU by launching the Brexit procedure. It was reported that the final cost of Brexit for Britain could reach 55 billion euros. The country will pay this amount to the EU until 2064.