British PM Theresa May announces snap election on May 8 in surprise announcement

18 April 2017
888 Views

British PM Theresa May announced there would be snap general elections in Britain on May 8.

British PM Theresa May was expected to make a surprise announcement at Downing Street after her cabinet meets on Tuesday, fueling rumous of snap general election.

In an unusual move Mrs. May did not announce what the subject of her statement would be about. Downing Street has always denied she will call a vote before the next scheduled poll in 2020.

The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act sets the general election date as the first Thursday in May every five years, meaning 2020 is the next expected contest.
But Mrs May could call an early election if two-thirds of MPs in the Commons vote for it and Jeremy Corbyn has previously indicated Labour would support such a move.

You may be interested

Athenians flee capital after free movement allowed
GREECE
shares52 views
GREECE
shares52 views

Athenians flee capital after free movement allowed

makis - May 14, 2021

Greeks were leaving en-masse from the Attica basin to nearby islands and other destinations on Friday, following the official lifting…

Movement free across Greece
GREECE
shares46 views
GREECE
shares46 views

Movement free across Greece

Panos - May 14, 2021

Greeks will be allowed to move freely throughout the country from Friday, as the Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister…

Let’s be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU: Manfred Weber
GREECE
shares39 views
GREECE
shares39 views

Let’s be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU: Manfred Weber

Panos - May 14, 2021

“Let us be honest, Turkey cannot join the EU,” said Manfred Weber, the leader of the European Parliament’s People’s Party…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.