British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election as difficult Brexit negotiations get underway. According to her, the U.K. has a unique opportunity to form a unified government while the EU decides its negotiating position on Brexit. The early election is due to be held on June 8 but would a need a two-thirds majority by U.K. lawmakers before being made official.
A recent YouGov poll suggests that the governing Conservative party currently maintains the lead, garnering 44 percent of public support. The Labour party holds 23 percent and the Liberal Democrats trail behind with 12 percent.