British PM Theresa May has announced plan to call snap general election on June 8. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.
Justifying the decision, Mrs May referred to Brexit, saying: “The country is coming together but Westminster is not.”
There will be a Commons vote on the proposed election on Wednesday, the BBC informs.
Explaining her change of heart on an early election, Mrs May said: “I have concluded the only way to guarantee certainty and security for years ahead is to hold this election.”