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U.K.: Parliament to Hold Indicative Votes on Brexit Options

1 MIN READMar 27, 2019 | 14:15 GMT

What Happened: The British Parliament will hold a series of indicative votes regarding different Brexit options on March 27, Politico reported March 26.

Why It Matters: While non-binding, the vote will provide an indication of the chamber's sentiment toward the United Kingdom's future relationship with the European Union, although the results of the vote could be inconclusive. In the meantime, there is growing speculation that the British government may submit its current withdrawal agreement to a third vote after several euroskeptic members of the Conservative Party indicated they could support the deal in exchange for the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May.

Background: EU leaders have decided to offer to delay Brexit until May 22 if the British Parliament approves a withdrawal agreement this week. Otherwise, Brussels would only give London until April 12 to present a new strategy.

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