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Belgium: UK must vote on Brexit deal 'as soon as possible' - EU Council Pres. Michel

Belgium, Brussels
December 13, 2019 at 09:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

European Council President Charles Michel said the UK parliament must vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement "as soon as possible," while speaking to reporters in Brussels on Friday.

"I would like to congratulate the prime minister of the UK, Boris Johnson with his victory, and we expect as soon as possible the vote by the British parliament on the withdrawal agreement,“ Michel said as he arrived for the second day of an EU leaders' summit in the Belgian capital.

"I hope that we'll be able to work very hard with the British government, and it's very important to give the stability, to give the security as soon as possible, for the citizens and also for the companies," Michel added. "We have common goals with the UK, and I hope we will have a loyal negotiation, a good negotiation."

Johnson's Conservatives secured the biggest majority since the 1980s with 364 seats, with one result still to be declared, while the Labour party won 203 seats, down 42 from 2017.

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European Council President Charles Michel said the UK parliament must vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement "as soon as possible," while speaking to reporters in Brussels on Friday.

"I would like to congratulate the prime minister of the UK, Boris Johnson with his victory, and we expect as soon as possible the vote by the British parliament on the withdrawal agreement,“ Michel said as he arrived for the second day of an EU leaders' summit in the Belgian capital.

"I hope that we'll be able to work very hard with the British government, and it's very important to give the stability, to give the security as soon as possible, for the citizens and also for the companies," Michel added. "We have common goals with the UK, and I hope we will have a loyal negotiation, a good negotiation."

Johnson's Conservatives secured the biggest majority since the 1980s with 364 seats, with one result still to be declared, while the Labour party won 203 seats, down 42 from 2017.

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