Johnson says government will move bill for December 12 election


Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday his government would present a bill to parliament to hold an election on Dec. 12, saying it was time to “get Brexit done”.

“Later on this evening, the government will give notice of presentation for a short bill for an election on the 12th of December so we can finally get Brexit done,” Johnson told parliament.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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