The U.K. House of Commons is taking its power back.
On Tuesday, the lower house of Parliament voted 328-301 to hold debate on a law that would block a no-deal Brexit. The law would delay Brexit until January 2020 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson doesn't secure a trade deal with the EU, and is very likely to pass, considering Tuesday's vote.
The vote stripped the government of its power over Parliament, and marked a loss on Johnson's first vote as prime minister. Johnson then immediately said he'd formally request an early general election.
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The vote comes after a Conservative MP crossed the floor to join the Liberal Democrats while Johnson was speaking Thursday and lost the Conservatives their majority. This vote seems to indicate some Conservatives voted with the liberal bloc as well.
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