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British parliament vetoes Johnson’s bid for snap elections for the 2nd time

London / The United Kingdom’s lower house of parliament voted down the snap elections requested by the country’s Conservative prime minister early on Tuesday as the motion to trigger the balloting failed to obtain the needed majority for the second time in less than a week.

Boris Johnson required a two-thirds majority to trigger the nation-wide elections, but his proposal only garnered the support of 293 of the 434 lawmakers needed for it to pass.

Following the vote, which took place after midnight, the parliament entered a five-week suspension and is expected to reconvene on Oct. 14.

Opposition MPs had said they would not back Johnson’s push for an early election because a law blocking a no-deal Brexit needed to be implemented first.

Johnson accused Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of “preposterous cowardice” and said he was the first opposition leader in the UK’s history to reject the opportunity to let British voters decide in an election.

Corbyn, on the other hand, said Johnson could not be allowed to dictate the terms of an election without first taking a no-deal Brexit off the table.

The PM reiterated his stance that he would not ask the European Union for a new extension to the date of Brexit’s implementation, though a law mandating an extension request by the government in the event that no deal is reached by Oct. 19 took effect on Tuesday.

“If honorable members want a delay, the only proper way to do it is to ask permission from our masters the people, from our masters the voters,” Johnson said.

“No matter how many devices this parliament invents to tie my hands, I will strive to get an agreement in the national interest,” he added. “This government will not delay Brexit any further. We will not allow the emphatic verdict of the referendum to be slowly suffocated by further calculated drift and paralysis.”

Corbyn countered that a no-deal Brexit should be avoided at all cost, as that scenario would prompt a rise in unemployment, de-industrialization and poverty in the country.

According to a polling average of the latest surveys published on Tuesday by “The Times” daily, Johnson’s Conservative Party would earn 34 percent of the vote in a hypothetical snap election, while Labour would win 25 percent.

The same forecast predicted 18 percent of the vote for the Liberal Democrats and 12 percent for the Brexit Party. (September 10, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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el primer ministro británico no había pedido un adelanto electoral.
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todavía no se ha clausurado el Parlamento británico.
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Johnson no ha logrado que se celebren elecciones anticipadas.
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no ha logrado los votos suficientes para convocar elecciones.
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ha recibido todo el apoyo de la oposición para convocar elecciones.
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no necesitaba el apoyo de dos tercios de la Cámara de los Comunes para convocar elecciones.
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el Parlamento británico ya se había clausurado a finales de agosto.
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ha quedado clausurado el Parlamento británico durante un tiempo.
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Johnson se había opuesto a la clausura del Parlamento británico.
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todos los parlamentarios están a favor de un brexit sin acuerdo con Bruselas.
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muchos parlamentarios están en contra de un brexit sin acuerdo con Bruselas.
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Johnson quiere evitar a toda costa que haya un brexit sin acuerdo con Bruselas.
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Johnson ha solicitado una prórroga del brexit a Bruselas.
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no es la primera vez que el Parlamento niega a Johnson adelantar las elecciones.
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la decisión de clausurar el Parlamento no provocó protestas.
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'elecciones'.
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'peticiones'.
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'encuestas'.
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buscar soluciones a un problema difícil de resolver.
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solucionar todos los problemas.
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hacer difícil algo.
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'a favor'.
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'dentro de un rato'.
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'previamente'.
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'inmediatamente después'.
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el
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la
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lo
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