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PM Theresa May is fighting for her political life after fellow Conservative Party MPs triggered a leadership vote.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative members of parliament privately prior to the confidence vote [File: Dylan Martinez/Reuters]
British Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative members of parliament privately prior to the confidence vote [File: Dylan Martinez/Reuters]

From all sides of the political spectrum, there was opposition to the Brexit deal British Prime Minister Theresa May brokered with European leaders.

Parliament was expected to reject it in a vote on Tuesday, but May pulled the poll and returned to Europe seeking amendments. 

Forty-eight Conservatives have now managed to raise a vote of no confidence that will take place on Wednesday between 18:00 and 20:00 GMT. The result comes soon after.

If she loses, she must resign. She may stay on as interim prime minister until the Conservatives choose another leader – which could take six weeks.

Source : Al Jazeera

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