(LONDON) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will call for new general election.
Johnson spoke Tuesday night after suffering a major defeat in Parliament when rebels seized control of the Brexit agenda.
He says he will call for a new general election shortly. The measure will need a two-thirds majority in Parliament to set a new vote.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he wants legislation in place preventing a “no-deal” Brexit before agreeing to a new election.
Johnson still vows to leave the European Union by the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline despite the setback.
Opponents of a possible “no-deal” departure seem to have the upper hand.
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