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U.K. backs new vote that may decide Brexit

Brexit will serve as backdrop to a weary electorate's choices after lawmakers voted to authorize the first December national election in almost a century.

Britain's pending divorce from the European Union will serve as backdrop to a weary electorate's choices after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to authorize the first December national election in almost a century.

The House of Commons voted 438-20 to approve the December 12 snap election, which will become law on Wednesday when the House of Lords — which lacks authority to overrule the House of Commons — approves it. Prime Minister Boris Johnson had sought Parliament's support for an early election after it dissolves next week.

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