UK election: Boris Johnson's conservative party emerges victorious

UK election: Boris Johnson's conservative party emerges victorious

Boris Johnson has been elected as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister. The nation's conservatives have won the country's election, which ended late Thursday.

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CNN reports that Boris Johnson's Conservative party won the election with at least 326 seats, which is very much enough to guarantee a majority of the votes cast.

Johnson clung onto the seat after the controversial Brexit situation, winning seats from Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party in its traditional heartlands.

Reacting to the results of the election, the Guardian reports that Corbyn condemned media reports on him and the Labour party.

He said that the Labour party's policies made available to the public had been extremely popular, contrary to what the media portrayed.

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Also, the leader of the National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, said that Scotland has a renewed, refreshed and strengthened mandate for a new independence referendum.

According to Sturgeon, Johnson has been saddled with a big responsibility:

Sturgeon said: "He must accept I have a mandate to offer an alternative future”for Scotland."

Stating that Scotland was thirsty for a choice different from what it currently has on the ground, Sturgeon said: "We don’t want Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and we didn’t want to leave the EU. We want Scotland’s future to be in Scotland’s hands.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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