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Johnson conservatives would achieve the absolute majority in the UK, according to ballot polls

December 13, 2019
El primer ministro de Reino Unido, Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson – Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire / dpa

The Conservative Party of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, would have taken the absolute majority in the general elections held on Thursday in the country, according to ballot polls.

According to information collected by the British television networks BBC, ITV and Sky News, the Conservative Party would take 368 seats, while the Labor Party, led by Jermy Corbyn, won 191 seats.

Johnson conservatives would achieve the absolute majority in the UK, according to ballot polls
Johnson conservatives would achieve the absolute majority in the UK, according to ballot polls

Thus, the Scottish National Party (SNP) would get 55 seats, the Liberal Democrats would be thirteen, Plaid Cymru with three and The Greens with one. The Brexit Party would not have achieved representation.

These results would imply that conservatives would have 51 more seats than they had until now, while Labor lose 71 representatives.

Also, the SNP would win 20 seats, the Liberal Democrats one and Plaid Cymru would lose one, while The Greens would remain unchanged.

In response to the polls, the president of the Conservative Party, James Cleverly, has asked for caution, although he has stressed that “mathematics is mathematics,” according to Sky News.

The Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, has been the first member of the Government to react and has done so to influence that “this is a projection, not the results”

Despite this, he said, in statements granted to the BBC, that the message 'tory' on “the need to break the blockade that has dominated Parliament and make Brexit a reality” has been conveyed by some “incredible candidates.”

Johnson himself has sent an email to the members of the party in which he has asked them to “enjoy a celebration” following the polls.

“I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight. You have driven this campaign. We could not have done it without you,” he said, as reported by the Reuters news agency.

DECEPTION IN LABORISTS

For his part, the chief of finance of the Labor Party, John McDonnell, has acknowledged that if the official results are similar to those of the survey, they would be “extremely disappointing for the party and the movement.”

In this way, he has argued that “they are a surprise” and that he thought that both parties “would be closer.” “We knew it would be tough, because Brexit has dominated (the campaign),” he said.

“We will see the results in the morning and then we will make decisions,” he said, after being asked about whether Corbyn could resign due to these poor results of his training.

Corbyn has posted a message on his Twitter social network account just before the publication of the polls in which he stressed that “he promised that the Labor would carry out the largest campaign backed by people that the country had never seen.”

“You, our members and followers, have done just that. You are the heart of our party and you have campaigned tirelessly to win and build a more just country together. I thank you,” he said.

In the elections, British voters will elect 650 deputies who will represent their constituencies in the House of Commons, based on a system in which the most voted candidate in each constituency is made with the seat.

Johnson has done well the forecasts, which gave him a favorite in the appointment with the polls, which has concurred with his commitment to complete the Brexit process as soon as possible.

Corbyn aspired to surprise in elections that are the third held in the United Kingdom in five years and the first in December since 1923.

The polling stations in the United Kingdom opened their doors this Thursday at 7:00 a.m. (8:00 p.m. Peninsular and Balearic Islands) and closed at 10 p.m. (11 p.m. in Peninsular Spain and the Balearic Islands), when the vote counting began. Most of the results will be announced at dawn on Friday.

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