Vote favors early election for Brits

Backers call May’s push brave; critics say she broke promise

Posted: April 20, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.
Updated: April 20, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May in March signs the official letter to European Council President Donald Tusk invoking the formal start of European Union exit negotiations.

British voters will be heading to polling stations for the third time since 2015, after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election on June 8.

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