Theresa May

British Prime Minister May starts campaigning after lawmakers back her call for an early general election June 8

British Prime Minister May starts campaigning after lawmakers back her call for an early general election June 8

British voters will return to the polls in June for an early general election, less than a year after a bitterly split electorate favored breaking away from the 28-nation European Union.

British parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call a day earlier for a June 8 election, a move she hopes will solidify her power and increase political stability.

May said a vote in June instead of 2020 as expected would help create a more “secure future for our country,” which is in the early stages of a two-year process to exit the EU.

Britain’s formal negotiations with EU officials were expected to start by late May but instead will begin in...

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