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Monday, 20 May 2024
British MPs reject PM Johnson’s motion for general election
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during PMQs session in the House of Commons in London. (Reuters)

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 favor of holding an election – far short of the 434 threshold needed to trigger a national vote.