Boris Johnson says he can't pretend lost seats are good result

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

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KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that the loss of two parliamentary seats overnight following elections was not a good result.

"Look, I'm not going to pretend these are brilliant results. We've got to listen, we've got to learn," Johnson told a news conference during a trip to the Rwandan capital of Kigali.

The losses - one in southwest England and another in a northern English industrial seat - have heaped pressure on Johnson, who earlier this month won a confidence vote among his lawmakers by a relatively modest margin. read more

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Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; writing by Andy Bruce; editing by David Milliken

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