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CNBC reporter Julianna Tatelbaum breaks down the aftermath of the UK general elections which Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured a thumping victory.
The election is won and the Brexit deal is done. Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a thumping victory in Britain’s general election – the biggest since the days of Margaret Thatcher – to give him the parliamentary muscle to push through Brexit by January 31st. It is the end of the road for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who will step down. The exit from one of the world’s largest trading blocs is likely to have implications for many African nations.
Millions of Britons went to the polls in the last few hours as the country decides who will lead it in an election that could prove the last word in the Brexit saga. The Conservative incumbent Boris Johnson is expected to win and lead Britain out of the European Union by the end of January. But there could be complications. Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party could split the leave vote in favour of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Alex de Ruyter, Director of Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University joins CNBC Africa for more.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to meet the Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn as she explores her options to tackle the Brexit deadlock. Gbite Oduneye, Founder & CEO of A & O Acquisitions joins CNBC Africa to discuss the future of Brexit.
Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by parliament last night in an Inglorious defeat. The House of Commons results were 432 votes to 202 against May’s proposal. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has responded by proposing a vote of no confidence for May which will take place later this evening. If May is voted out there will be 14 days for a new government to be formed or a general election will need to be held. Deon Gouws, Chief Investment Officer at Credo Wealth joins CNBC Africa to track market reaction.
The U.K. voted in a general election on Thursday and so far, PM May's ruling Conservative party is in the lead.