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British MPs choose Lindsay Hoyle as new Parliament speaker

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British MPs voted Monday for Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be the next speaker of Britain's parliament, replacing John Bercow, who has played a key and controversial role in the Brexit saga.

[LONDON] British MPs voted Monday for Labour lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle to be the next speaker of Britain's parliament, replacing John Bercow, who has played a key and controversial role in the Brexit saga.

Mr Hoyle - a Labour MP for 22 years and Mr Bercow's deputy since 2010 - beat out six other contenders for the role, winning the support of 325 of the 540 MPs present for a fourth and final round of voting in the House of Commons.

AFP

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