British parliament rejects PM Johnson’s call for early elections for 2nd time

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British Member of Parliament rejected a second attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call an early election to break the Brexit deadlock.

The MPs had earlier also voted to demand the government to publish confidential documents about Britain’s readiness to leave the EU on 31 October without a divorce deal.

Johnson took office in July promising to deliver on the 2016 referendum vote for Brexit, even if that means leaving without exit terms agreed with Brussels.

The last chance to get a deal to avoid a Brexit delay is at an EU summit starting on October 17. Some commentators have said Johnson may be forced to resign if he does not want to delay.