U.K. Lawmakers Approve General Election For June

By Carla MozeeMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

British lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for an early general election. The vote of 522-13 in the House of Commons sets up a snap election for June 8. May said Tuesday she wanted to hold a snap election instead of waiting until 2020. The move was seen as May's bid to gain a clear mandate before the U.K. starts formal Brexit negotiations with EU officials.

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