438 deputies of the House of Commons have passed legislation paving the way for the first December elections in 1923. Only 20 deputies voted against.
The bill still needs to be approved by the House of Lords, but it may become law until the end of the week. If this happens, a five-week campaign will begin.
The Prime Minister said that the public should have a “choice” regarding the future of Brexit and the country.
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Johnson hopes the election will give him a new mandate for his Brexit agreement and help break the deadlock, which had to be postponed until January 31.
Recall, the British Prime Minister formally accepted the proposal of the EU to extend the Brexit process until January 31 after the British Parliament did not support his agreement on withdrawal.
This means that Britain will not leave the EU on October 31, as Johnson has repeatedly promised.