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House Of Commons Backs UK PM May's Call For June 8 Snap Poll

British Prime Minister Theresa May's surprise call for holding an early election on June 8 won MPs approval on Wednesday.

The House of Commons voted 522-13, which was more than the two-third majority needed, for having the snap poll that May announced unexpectedly on Tuesday.

In normal schedule, a general election was due only in 2020.

The Labor Party and Liberal Democrats supported the proposal, the BBC reported.

May has said that she wanted an election to be held now as the opposition parties were frustrating her government's Brexit plans.

In her statement on Tuesday, May said Westminster unity was crucial for the success of Brexit negotiations.

May also hopes to strengthen her position, even within the Conservative Party, with a large majority for the Tories in the June election, which would support her during the Brexit talks.

by RTT Staff Writer

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