UK Elections December 12th

Britain is set to hold an early election on Dec. 12, after a bill authorizing the vote was passed by the House of Commons.

Lawmakers voted 438-20 in favor of the bill to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson the early election he craves.

It will become law once it is approved by the unelected House of Lords, which does not have the power to overrule the elected Commons.

Johnson hopes the election will give his Conservative Party a majority so he can pass his Brexit deal and take Britain out of the European Union.