The European Union has extended the deadline for Brexit until January 31, 2020, European Council President Donald Tusk posted on his Twitter account.
Twenty-seven countries have agreed to accept the UK request to extend the deadline for Brexit by 31 January 2020. the decision is expected to be formalized through a written document, Tusk said.
He used the term “flexibility” in his tweet, which according to the media means a flexible extension of time. That is, if British parliamentarians approve of the Brexit deal earlier, Britain will be able to leave the Union before January 31 next year. According to the draft plan presented to the ambassadors this morning, December 1 this year and January 1 next year are possible dates for Brexit if the deal is approved.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will respond to the EU offer to delay Brexit for three months after learning all the details, his spokesman said today.
The British Parliament is due to vote today on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to call early elections.
Prior to the vote, according to an Opinium poll, Johnson’s Conservative Party had a 16-point lead over the opposition Labor Party.
Since a previous poll eight days ago, Tory support has increased by three points to 40 percent, while Labor has remained at 24 percent.
The pro-European Liberal Democratic Party fell one percent to 15 percent, while Nigel Farage’s Brexit party dropped to 10 percent.
Johnson, whom party members elected in July to unblock the stalemate over Brexit, suggested holding a December 12 election after parliament failed to support the Brexit deal it struck with Brussels.
Lawmakers will vote today on whether there will be early elections, but most opposition parties have said they will abstain or vote against the move, which means Johnson is unlikely to get the two-thirds majority he needs.
Regular elections in Britain are in 2022.
Extending the deadline for successful implementation of Brexit means that the UK can leave the EU earlier if the British parliamentarians manage to agree and vote on an agreement that has already been reached with the EU on the issue.
The EU Declaration, which complements the agreement with Britain, states that the European Union will no longer sit at the negotiating table with this country over the Brexit agreement.
Against this background, British parliamentarians are due to vote today on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to call early parliamentary elections in the country.