In Britain, Boris Johnson’s conservative Party has set to win an overall majority in the general election. The Conservatives have started very strong. They have won 172 seats. The Labour Party has won 114 so far. On the other hand, Scottish National Party has managed to secure only 22 seats, according to unofficial results.
Earlier, according to the survey conducted by the Sky News and BBC broadcasters, ruling party was forecast to win 368 out of 650 seats in the lower House of Commons. Counting is under way in 650 constituencies.
The victory of conservative party in general election would pave the way for Britain to leave the European Union next month. Boris Johnson’s Conservatives need to win about 320 seats to be free to govern, meaning gains of more than 20 on their seat total when parliament was dissolved. Labour’s route to power is steeper still; Jeremy Corbyn’s party needs to gain about 80 seats to form a majority.
The Conservative Party is projected to win with a considerable majority in the U.K.’s third general election in less than five years, an exit poll revealed as voting ended at 10 p.m. (2200 GMT).
It’s worth mentioning here that Johnson has promised a right-wing Conservative government would “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU by the end of January 2020 with his withdrawal agreement, and warned of more “dither and delay” in the event of a Labour victory.
Leader of the left-wing Labour Party, Corbyn, 70, has said he would broker a softer divorce deal than Johnson’s and put a revised withdrawal agreement to a referendum, alongside the option to remain, within six months.
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