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UK election exit poll: Boris Johnson on course to win
Exit poll predicts a majority for the Conservatives.
By Kate Day
Updated 12/12/19, 11:06 PM CET
LONDON — Boris Johnson looks set to stay on as British prime minister, with an exit poll predicting a majority for the Conservative Party in the U.K. general election.
The exit poll, published as polling stations closed at 10 p.m. local time, predicts the Conservatives will win 368 seats, with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour on 191.
The result would make it easier for Johnson to push through the Brexit deal he agreed with Brussels and to pull the U.K. out of the European Union by the current scheduled exit date of January 31, 2020.
The Conservatives lost their majority under Theresa May’s leadership in the 2017 election and continued in office only with the support of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.
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