Future of Brexit at Stake in Britain Election
Thursday, 12 December 2019 23:59 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

Voters in Britain are casting ballots Thursday in an early general election that may bring a long-awaited resolution to the departure from the European Union they approved in a 2016 referendum.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused his campaigning efforts on a slogan to "Get Brexit Done." He says a parliamentary majority for his Conservative Party would allow him to push through a previously rejected divorce deal with the EU and carry out Brexit by January 31.

His challenger, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, said if he wins Britain will hold a new referendum to ask if people still want to leave the European Union, or would rather stay in the 28-member bloc.

Johnson took office in July after his predecessor, Theresa May, failed in her repeated attempts to get parliament to approve the deal she reached with the EU. May also tried during her tenure to strengthen her Brexit negotiating position by calling an early election, but the move backfired with the Conservatives losing seats.

Opinion polls ahead of Thursday's voting suggested Johnson's party was favored to win, but that the race appeared to tighten in the final days of campaigning.

Official results are expected early Friday.

Source : VOA

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