The House of Commons has rejected Boris Johnson’s request for a snap general election.
Johnson had requested a general election in mid-October so a new parliament would be in place before the October 31 Brexit deadline.
However, Johnson’s opponents will not support an election until he has been forced to seek a Brexit delay on October 31, or passed a deal in the Commons.
The vote was parliament’s last act before Boris Johnson suspended it until mid-October
MPs also voted to force Downing Street to hand over private communications between officials which relate to Johnson’s decision to shut down parliament, which opponents have called undemocratic.
LONDON — Boris Johnson’s government suffered its sixth Commons defeat in a row when members of parliament rejected his request for an early election, throwing his Brexit plan into chaos.
The prime minister had asked MPs to approve an October 15 election, two days before a crucial European Union summit in Brussels, in order to win a mandate for leaving the EU at the end of October, with or without a deal.
However, MPs abstained for a second time on the vote, due to fears that he would use the election period to force through a no-deal Brexit.
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