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British MPs reject PM Johnson's motion for general election

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British MPs on Wednesday voted against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock, hours after they dealt a major blow to his strategy.

[LONDON] British MPs on Wednesday voted against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a general election to break the Brexit deadlock, hours after they dealt a major blow to his strategy.

With the opposition Labour Party abstaining, only 298 MPs voted in favour of holding an election - far short of the 434 threshold needed to trigger a national vote.

AFP

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