October 29, 2019 / 3:37 PM / a month ago

UK PM will cancel election plans if voting age is lowered

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen on Downing Street in London, Britain October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will cancel plans to hold a snap election if parliament votes to lower the voting age or allows European Union citizens to vote because this will mean a six-month delay, his political spokesman said.

Dec. 12 is most obvious date to hold a general election, but the government will consider other dates if proposed, the spokesman said.

Reporting by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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