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Almost Half of Britons Want May to Quit Before Next General Election

Almost Half of Britons Want May to Quit Before Next General Election

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May

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Almost 50 percent of UK nationals believe Prime Minister Theresa May should resign before the next general election in the country scheduled in 2022, a poll revealed on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The BMG survey, conducted for the Independent newspaper between August 7 and August 11 among 1,512 people, showed that 48 percent would want the prime minister to quit before 2022, with 29 percent saying that May should stay for the whole of the next parliament.

The poll also found that UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn had a one percentage point lead in terms of who UK citizens would prefer to have as the country’s prime minister, as he received 33 percent against May’s 32 percent. At the same time, the Conservative Party retains a three-point lead in voting intention, by 42 percent to Labour party’s 39 percent, the survey showed.The poll’s results come two months after the UK parliamentary snap elections, which were initially intended to unify the political leadership ahead of the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

May’s authority was shattered as the vote resulted in a hung parliament and prompted the Conservatives to agree a deal on support with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).


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