Nearly 200,000 Britons sign petition for early elections

1 October, 2022
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Nearly 200,000 Britons sign petition for early elections

More than 191,000 British citizens have signed a petition calling for an immediate general election in the country, due to dissatisfaction with the new government's plan, amid unprecedented economic crises threatening the United Kingdom.


"A call for an immediate general election so people can decide who must lead us through the unprecedented crises threatening the UK," the petition's organizer, Darren Charlesworth, said on the Parliament website.


That the chaos "swept across the UK government is unprecedented", and that the UK itself may not exist as the world knows it as Scotland seeks independence, Charlesworth added.


"This is the greatest set of challenges we've ever seen," Charlesworth said. "Let people decide who leads us through this turmoil."


The UK government responded that the country was "a parliamentary democracy and the Conservative Party remains the majority party. The Prime Minister has pledged to ensure opportunity and prosperity for all people and future generations".


The process of signing the petition will continue until January 28, 2023, and parliament is supposed to consider the matter if it has already been signed by more than 100,000 people. The next general elections are scheduled to be held no later than early 2025.


Meanwhile, British lawmakers are taking steps to launch a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Liz Truss on the new support plan for the country's economy, Sky News reported, days ago, quoting a British lawmaker who requested anonymity.


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