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After election victory, Boris Johnson promises January 31 Brexit

Baku, December 13, AZERTAC

After his sweeping election win, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on January 31, according to Al Jazeera.

"We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes," Johnson told cheering supporters on Friday.

"I will make it my mission to work night and day, flat out to prove that you were right in voting for me this time, and to earn your support in the future.

"And I say to you that in this election your voice has been heard, and about time too.

"Because we politicians have squandered the last three years, three and a half years in squabbles - we've even been arguing about arguing, and arguing about the tone of our arguments.

"Leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of our laws, borders, money, our trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people."

Official results from Thursday's general election, a snap poll called by Johnson to break months of political deadlock over Brexit, showed his Conservatives had won 364 of the 650 seats up for grabs in the House of Commons as of Friday morning, with results in one seat still to be declared.

Turnout was about 67 percent, approximately the same level as the previous general election in 2017.

The results marked a decisive shift in British politics. It was the Conservatives' best election performance since 1987 under Margaret Thatcher, and Labour's worst defeat since 1935, when Clement Attlee ran the party.

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