UK general election called for 12 December 2019

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UK set for 12 December general election after MPs' vote

The UK is set to go to the polls on 12 December after MPs backed Boris Johnson's call for an election following months of Brexit deadlock.

By a margin of 438 votes to 20, the House of Commons approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923.

The bill is still to be approved by the Lords but could become law by the end of the week.

If that happens, there will be a five-week campaign up to polling day.

The prime minister has said the public must be "given a choice" over the future of Brexit and the country.

Mr Johnson hopes the election will give him a fresh mandate for his Brexit deal and break the current Parliamentary deadlock, which has led to the UK's exit being further delayed to 31 January.

— BBC News

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UK set for 12 December general election after MPs' vote. BBC News.

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Brexit: Parliament breaks deadlock with vote for 12 December election. The Guardian.

Everything you need to know about the UK general election on December 12. CNN World.

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