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A protester wears a British union flag as people gather near parliament during Brexit demonstrations in London, Friday March 29, 2019. - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Boris Johnson Calls for December Elections Amid EU Talks About Another Brexit Delay

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London is currently waiting for Brussels' decision on Brexit after the House of Commons forced Johnson to ask the EU to postpone it until 31 January 2020, instead of crashing out of the bloc this week in accordance with the previous deadline.

Political shifts in the UK continue unabated, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to urge British lawmakers to hold national elections in December to break the Brexit impasse.

The government needs at least two-thirds of legislators to back its motion, but the Labour Party has already stressed it won't support the vote until the EU sets 31 January 2020 as the new Brexit deadline. 

The Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) also want to have an extension, however, their leaders have offered to amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act - which would need a simple majority - to hold elections on 9 December.

© AFP 2021 / BEN STANSALLBritain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) returns to his hotel after giving media interviews ahead of the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, north-west England on October 1, 2019.
Live Updates: Boris Johnson Calls for December Elections Amid EU Talks About Another Brexit Delay - Sputnik International
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) returns to his hotel after giving media interviews ahead of the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, north-west England on October 1, 2019.

According to media reports, the Cabinet is bent on holding elections in December and will be considering "all options to get Brexit done" if the opposition Labour Party blocks its initial bid.

The UK Parliament approved PM Johnson's divorce bill in principle after a series of heated disputes last week, but rejected an accelerated deadline for it, requiring the government to pause the law and let the MPs examine it while the European Union is deciding on another delay for the country.

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