October 29, 2019 / 8:48 PM / a month ago

British lawmakers approve plan for December 12 snap general election

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to hold a snap general election on Dec. 12.

Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted 438-20 in favor of holding a national election on Dec. 12. The law will now be passed to parliament’s upper house for consideration.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, William James and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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