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UK PM says general election will take place in second half of the year

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Wednesday that a national election will be held in the second half of the year when asked about rumors in parliament that the British leader could call a vote to take place in the summer.

Sunak has repeatedly said an election will be held in the second half of 2024, and said so again when asked about the rumors in the House of Commons on Wednesday. October or November was seen as the most likely time by most experts.

“Spoiler alert: there will be a general election in the second half of this year,” Rishi Sunak told parliament.

But rumors circulated in parliament this Wednesday (22), among parliamentarians and journalists, that he could organize himself sooner and call a national election in early July.

Sunak's press secretary refused to be drawn into the rumours.

“I know there's a lot of interest in this, as there has been pretty much every week for the last five months, I'm going to say the same thing I've always said, which is I'm not going to rule out anything inside or outside,” she said.

Keir Starmer's Labor Party has maintained a lead of around 20 points in opinion polls since the end of 2021, before Sunak took office in October 2022 and following the Boris Johnson scandal and the upheaval of his 49-day term. Liz Truss.

Source: CNN Brasil

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