October 24, 2019 / 3:52 PM / 21 days ago

UK government to take first step to asking for early election: Sky

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government will take the first step toward calling an early national election, Sky News said on Thursday, reporting that ministers would submit a motion to parliament which would be discussed early next week.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson cannot call an election without parliament agreeing to it first, and has already had two attempts rejected by the opposition Labour Party.

Reporting by William Schomberg, writing by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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