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Johnson Claims Brexit Mandate as Tories Secure Majority

Johnson Claims Brexit Mandate as Tories Secure Majority Photo: Parliamentary Recording Unit via AP Video, file

Updated: December 13, 2019 03:51 PM

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the largest Conservative majority since the 1980s shows that getting Brexit done has now proved to be the will of the British people.

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In a jubilant speech to party supporters early Friday, Johnson has stressed that Britain will leave the European Union by Jan. 31.

Johnson's Conservative Party secured a majority by winning more than 326 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons. The victory makes Johnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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