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Johnson's call for snap election rejected again

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-09-10 3:17:06 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-09-11 9:08:47 AM

International Desk: MPs have again rejected Boris Johnson's calls for a snap election, as the five-week suspension of Parliament begins.

In all, 293 MPs voted for the prime minister's motion for an early poll, far short of the number needed.

Earlier, opposition MPs confirmed they would not support an October poll, insisting a law blocking a no-deal Brexit must be implemented first.

Parliament was officially suspended - or prorogued - just before 02:00 BST on Tuesday and will reopen on 14 October.

A group of Labour backbenchers protested against the move, appearing to try to block Speaker John Bercow amid raucous scenes in the House of Commons.

Signs saying "silenced" were held up by the group in front of Mr Bercow - who earlier announced his resignation - just as he was due to lead MPs in a procession to the House of Lords to mark the suspension of Parliament.

Source: BBC


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