Investing.com – U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to win support for an early general election as MPs voted against his proposal for a Dec. 12 election.
- The vote comes just hours after EU leaders offered to delay Brexit until Jan. 31, and also gave the U.K. the option to leave early if they pass the Withdrawal Agreement. Johnson confirmed in a letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk that the U.K. had formally accepted the extension offer.
- It is the second defeat in less than a week for Prime Minister Johnson after MPs last week thwarted his attempt to fast-track the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament. rose 0.34% to $1.2865.
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