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Parliament Nixes Johnson's Push for General Election

The Primary: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s push for a general election was rejected for a second time by a Parliament vote.

  • Who? What? Why?: In a whirlwind at Westminster, Boris Johnson lost the vote, lawmakers passed a resolution that forces Johnson to release his reasonings for his recent moves and the speaker of the Commons, John Bercow, announced he is stepping down. After all of this, Parliament suspended operations until October 14th.

  • The Baseline: While Johnson previously said he’d rather be “dead in a ditch” than extend Brexit negotiations, he now has no choice. The vote effectively nulled Johnson’s attempt to avoid an extension of Brexit deliberations before Oct. 31st, where he desired to leave the E.U. regardless of a deal being made.

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