U.K. lawmakers rejected a motion by Boris Johnson for a snap election on Wednesday, voting down the motion by a decisive margin. 

Johnson called for an election to take place in mid-October soon after the House of Commons approved a bill earlier Wednesday to prevent the U.K. from leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place. Those supporting the no-deal measure include members of Johnson’s own party, who broke from the party line Tuesday to back the bill and were subsequently forced out of the bloc.

The motion for a new election needed the support of two-thirds of Parliament but fell short by 136 votes. Members of the opposition Labour Party abstained from the vote.

U.K. lawmakers reject snap election, dealing another blow to PM Boris Johnson

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