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In surprise move, British prime minister calls for early election in bid to strengthen 'Brexit' plan

In surprise move, British prime minister calls for early election in bid to strengthen 'Brexit' plan

Prime Minister Theresa May shocked Britain on Tuesday by calling a snap general election for June 8 in a bid to strengthen her government’s position as it begins negotiating the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.

May said she had come to the decision “with reluctance” but felt that it was the only way to bring about political stability and unity within the nation and, crucially, between lawmakers who continually threaten to derail the whole process.

“At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division,” she said. “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”

May’s statement,...

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