The British parliament has again voted against holding a snap election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had requested a general election to be held on October 15. But the opposition Labour Party refused to back the proposal unless the prime minister asked the European Union to delay to UK’s exit from the union. Parliament will now go into recess and will only reconvene a week before the crucial October 31 Brexit deadline. Amid the drama, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow announced that he would be stepping down within weeks. Bercow’s performances in the chamber, keeping lawmakers in check, became a trademark of British politics.
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