British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was re-elected as a Member of Parliament in the Thursday’s extraordinary parliamentary elections, according to the results of the vote.
As reported, the ruling Conservative Party of Great Britain was able to secure a majority in the House of Commons at the end of the election, according to the results of polls conducted at the polling station exits.
According to data released by Sky News, the Tories won 368 seats, while Jeremy Corbin’s Labor Party won 191 seats. The Scottish National Party can count on 55 seats, the Liberal Democrats on 13.
“The Green” can only get one seat, the remaining 22 seats will be distributed among the other parties running in the election.
In order to obtain a majority, conservatives needed to win at least 326 seats in the 650-seat Lower House of the British Parliament.
Early parliamentary elections were held in the United Kingdom on Thursday. Parliament is the highest legislative body in the UK. The House of Commons is the lower house of parliament and is formed by a general election based on a majoritarian system of relative majority.
Johnson intends to consider the issue of withdrawal from the European Union next week, if the predictions of the victory of his Conservative Party in the parliamentary elections are confirmed, writes on Friday The Guardian.
If the official results confirm the victory of the conservatives, the parliament will return on Tuesday with the conservative government, which will postpone the second reading of the draft law on the agreement to withdraw from the EU next Friday, December 20, the newspaper reported.
Johnson insisted he could negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU without having to extend the transition period beyond the end of 2020.