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    Late on 3 September, UK lawmakers voted 328 to 301 to take control of the following day's parliamentary agenda, which means that they will now attempt to block a no-deal Brexit. The voting results revealed that 21 members of Johnson's Conservative Party had voted against him.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to consider a motion under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act to hold a snap general election for the House of Commons in London.

    The decision follows a heated debate with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the Parliament. Under UK law, Johnson must receive support from two-thirds of Parliament in order to call snap elections. 

    Since assuming office, Johnson has been pushing for a withdrawal by the 31 October deadline, even without a deal. Because he lost the parliamentary majority, the prime minister can no longer guarantee that UK lawmakers will ratify any potential deal, should Brussels agree to renegotiate.

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