UK Elections: Absolute majority for Johnson with 368-seats according to the Exit Poll

13 December 2019
534 Views

Boris Johnson seems to be taking the lead with 86 seats and the absolute majority, according to the first exit polls published in the UK.

According to first estimates, the Prime Minister-designate’s Conservatives receive 368 seats and Labor 191.

Across the United Kingdom, 45.000.000 voters are electing the new government, choosing 650 MPs. Of these, 533 are elected in England, 59 in Scotland and 18 in Northern Ireland.

It was the third general election since 2015 and the first in 100 years to be held in December.

Although Boris Johnson raised the issue of UK withdrawal from the European Union as his primary pre-election issue, there were other issues that determined the vote of British citizens. Among them the question of the UK National Health System funding.

Although low temperatures and rainfall in some parts of the UK have prompted fears that the turnout would be low, British citizens turned out.

At the same time that British citizens were voting for the country’s next government, in Brussels the last European Council of 2019 was taking place, which would decide, inter alia, on the EU budget, the Green Agreement proposed by President von der Leyen and on the EU’s stance towards Turkey. And all this without a representative of Great Britain in the European Union.

The UK is expected to leave the EU this February, three and a half years after the Brexit referendum.

The majority secured by Boris Johnson may speed up the Brexit process, which if there is no agreement it will occur de facto and de jure on 1 February 2020.

You may be interested

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Greece and Italy top European picks for American tourists

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

Italy and Greece are the top two choices in Europe for American travellers this season, according to a report by…

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)
GREECE
shares17 views
GREECE
shares17 views

Turkish coastguard harassed Cypriot fishing boat (photos)

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

New provocation from Turkey. Turkish coastguards harassed the fishing boat “Maria – Bouboulina”, while sailing in international territorial waters. The…

Jerusalem Post: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine linked to rare blood disease – Israeli study
HEALTH
shares40 views
HEALTH
shares40 views

Jerusalem Post: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine linked to rare blood disease – Israeli study

Panos - Jun 24, 2021

The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been linked to an increased chance of developing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), a rare blood disorder, Israeli…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.