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Johnson meets Queen as final UK results gives him largest win since Thatcher

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Saturday, 14 December, 2019, 11:35
Johnson meets Queen as final UK results gives him largest win since Thatcher

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the UK out of the European Union next month.

With all 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives had 365 seats and the main opposition Labour Party 203.

A few hours later, Johnson was whisked to Buckingham Palace to meet with Queen Elizabeth II as part of the constitutional ritual of forming a new government. He is the 14th prime minister to be asked by the monarch to form a government.

Johnson received a standing ovation from staff as he returned to Downing Street after accepting the Queen’s invitation to form a new government.