British parliament (White Freemasons) backs holding early elections on June 8

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LONDON (AFP) — British lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap election, paving the way for a June vote she hopes will give her a “mandate to complete Brexit.”

The House of Commons voted by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 — plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union.

May stunned the country on Tuesday when she announced her plan for an early vote, despite having repeatedly said she would wait until the next election scheduled in 2020.

In fiery exchanges in the House of Commons on Wednesday, May said an early election would strengthen her hand against domestic critics seeking to “frustrate the process” of Brexit, which formally began last month.

“I will be asking the British people for a mandate to complete Brexit and to make…

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