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Brexit Back On as Conservatives Record Landslide Victory in UK General Elections

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 23: Newly elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the Conservative Leadership announcement at the QEII Centre on July 23, 2019 in London, England. After a month of hustings, campaigning and televised debates the members of the UK’s Conservative and Unionist Party have voted for Boris Johnson to be their new leader and the country’s new Prime Minister, replacing Theresa May. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The British Conservative Party has won the United Kingdom’s general election with an historic landslide result.

According to CNN, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will retain power with a thumping majority after his Conservative Party secured its best election result, giving him a comfortable platform on which to lead the UK out of the EU.

At victory celebrations in central London, Johnson told an audience that the country will now leave the EU on January 31.

We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes.

By Friday morning, the Conservative party had secured 363 of the 650 seats in the House of Parliament, ahead of Labour’s 203 seats.

The Liberal Democrats have 11 seats, while the Scottish National Party posted big gains in Scotland, with 48 seats.

That would give Johnson a comfortable majority in the House of Commons and paves the way for Brexit to take place at the end of January.

Watch his victory speech below:

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