UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Delivers Speech at Downing Street - Video

© REUTERS / Dylan MartinezBritain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain October 24, 2016.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrives at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain October 24, 2016.  - Sputnik International
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Last week, British MPs overwhelmingly voted to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal to hold an early general election, which he sought in order to try to win a majority in Parliament and have his Brexit deal with the EU approved.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at 10 Downing Street to issue a statement after Parliament voted in favour of his snap pre-Christmas election.

As Johnson failed to implement his "do or die" plan to leave the European Union on 31 October, the bloc has agreed on a new deadline that is scheduled for 31 January 2020.

In the meantime, as another deal, dubbed "fantastic" by the prime minister, wasn't passed by Parliament, the UK will hold a general election, slated for 12 December.

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