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UK's May says she will call for general election

By Conal Urquhart in London | | Updated: 2017-04-18 18:07

UK's May says she will call for general election

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017.  [Photo/Agencies]

Theresa May, the British prime minister, said Tuesday that she will call for a general election on June 8.

In order to call an election, the government will have to get a two-thirds majority in parliament to overturn the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. Recent opinion polls have shown May’s Conservative Party as much as 21 points ahead of the opposition Labour group.

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