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The EU and the U.K. Reach a New Brexit Deal. What's Next?

Oct 17, 2019 | 17:42 GMT
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker converse ahead of the European Council summit in Brussels on Oct. 17, 2019.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker meet in Brussels ahead of the Oct. 17 European Council summit. Now that Brussels and London have reached a deal, the hard part begins: gaining the House of Commons' approval for the agreement.

(STEFAN ROUSSEAU/PA Images via Getty Images)

At long last, there's been a breakthrough in the interminable negotiations between London and Brussels over terms of the Brexit. On Oct. 17, the United Kingdom and the European Union reached an agreement that increases the chances of an orderly Brexit on Oct. 31. The deal with Brussels, however, is not the end of the story. The British government will now have to persuade legislators in the House of Commons to approve the document in an extraordinary session on Oct. 19 -- a task that could prove difficult given that Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not control a majority of seats....

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