LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday did not get enough majority to pass his proposal for early elections on December 12 in a bid to break a political deadlock over Brexit. At the European level, EU leaders agreed to a third extension of the Brexit process until 31 January 2020.

The British parliament on Monday rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid for early elections on December 12 aimed at breaking the political deadlock over Brexit.

299 deputies voted in favor of Johnson's proposal, while 70 voted against it, but did not get the support of two-thirds of the 650-member parliament, which is required by law to pass his proposal. Most members of the opposition Labor Party abstained

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