Johnson receives support from Conservatives over new election

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gesturing as he reacts to main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. [AFP Photo]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won cheers on Wednesday from some of his lawmakers when he told a meeting of his Conservative Party that there must be a new election and Britain must leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

Addressing a meeting of the Conservative 1922 Committee, Johnson repeated his message that if he loses a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, an election must be held to meet his deadline to leave the EU, one lawmaker present at the meeting said, adding that he "did well".

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