UK’s House of Commons approves agreement on Brexit

Source : 112 Ukraine

358 deputies voted in favor of the decision, 234 – opposed it
19:15, 20 December 2019

UK’s House of Commons has backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan for the UK to leave the EU on 31 January, BBC reports.

MP voted 358 to 234 - a majority of 124 - in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament.

Speaking on the results of the voting, Johnson said that the country was now "one step closer to getting Brexit done".

It is worth noting that Johnson, in his turn, insists that a trade deal with the EU can be in place by the end of the transition period. However, critics say this timescale is unrealistic.

Related: UK, EU agree on new Brexit deal

As we reported earlier, the Conservative party has won the election in the United Kingdom. According to the exit poll, the political force of incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson gains 368 seats in the Parliament. Reuters reported that on December 13.

This number of seats is just enough to shape the majority in the Parliament. 

"Labour were forecast to win 191 seats, the worst result for the party since 1935, after offering voters a second referendum and the most radical socialist government in generations. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced calls to quit", the edition wrote.

Related: Would early elections in UK solve Brexit issue?

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