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Boris Johnson back in power, claims Brexit with big majority

 International Desk

 Published: 04:08 PM, 13 December 2019   Updated: 04:08 PM, 13 December 2019

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to the UK out of the European Union next month. 

With the 648 of the 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives had 363 seats and the main opposition Labour Party 203. 

The victory makes Johnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister. On the other hand, It was a disaster for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbin, who faces calls for his resignation even as the results rolled in. 

Calling the result “very disappointing” for the party, Corbin said “he would not lead Labour into another election” but said he would lead a period of time rather than quit immediately. 

Voting began at 7:00 am local time on Thursday and ended at 10:00 pm. Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was ahead from the beginning. 

Based on a total of 650 seats, a single majority party formed the government in the country. For that, to get a majority, a party needs at least 326 seats. But without a single majority, Parliament can be formed with the support of the other party. Though the final result was not announced, the Conservative Party’s victory in a single majority has been confirmed.