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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 News