Queen Elizabeth II Agreed to Snap General Election - Boris Johnson

© REUTERS / Leon Neal/Pool Britain's Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, Britain October 14, 2019
Britain's Queen Elizabeth proceeds through the Royal Gallery before the Queen's Speech during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London, Britain October 14, 2019 - Sputnik International
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MPs decided to dissolve the Parliament, officially announcing it at midnight Tuesday. Both the government and the opposition pressed for the new elections to avoid a stalemate during the upcoming divorce process with the European Union.

British Queen Elizabeth II has agreed to hold early parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated on Wednesday.

The Cabinet has repeatedly called for an early vote during the recent Brexit crisis, as Parliament was unable to agree on a deal, negotiated by PM Johnson. The opposition Labour Party, however, demanded to ask the bloc for another extension and refused to back a snap vote before it's done.

Following a series of talks, London asked for a new delay, postponing the Brexit deadline until January 2020.

© Sputnik / Demond CuretonBrexit supporters rally in front of Parliament near a crowd of Remainers in London on 4 November 2019
Queen Elizabeth II Agreed to Snap General Election - Boris Johnson - Sputnik International
Brexit supporters rally in front of Parliament near a crowd of Remainers in London on 4 November 2019

For the next 25 days, lawmakers will campaign for re-election to remain in Parliament. According to recent polls, the governing Conservative Party might have around 38 percent of the vote, while their contenders from Labour are expected to come second at 31 percent. The Liberal Democrats are third, supported by 15 percent, while the Brexit Party polled from to 10 percent.

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