UK voters head to polls for 'Brexit general election'
Thursday, 12 December 2019 British voters are casting ballots in what is widely known as the Brexit general election. Conservative leader Boris Johnson needs a majority of seats in the House of Commons to be able to implement his EU divorce deal and have the UK exit the bloc by January 31. Meanwhile, pro-Europeans are urging people to vote tactically to keep the Conservatives from winning a majority. FRANCE 24's Hervé Amoric and Enda O'Looney report from Beaconsfield, some 40 kilometres northwest of London, where former Conservative cabinet minister Dominic Grieve is standing as an independent candidate.
Votes are still being counted but initial exit polls suggest that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party have swept the national election, with a commanding majority to push his Brexit deal through parliament once and for all. Matthew Larotonda reports.