As totally expected, Theresa May - following a contentious debate - won the UK parliament vote to allow a June 8th snap election by a count of 522 to 13, well above the two-thirds majority needed.

Opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the poll but accused the PM of changing her mind and breaking promises on a range of issues.

The result triggers what will be an intense seven-week campaign in which the U.K.’s relationship with the EU will be the focus.

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