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leader Boris Johnson loses second bid to hold an early election

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Holly Ellyatt@HOLLYELLYATT,CNBC

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a second bid to hold a snap election.
The government needed 434 votes — or two-thirds of the votes from all lawmakers in the 650-seat lower house of parliament. But in the vote, only 293 supported the government’s proposal.
It was widely expected that Johnson would lose the vote on Monday, having lost a bid last Wednesday to hold a snap vote amid upheaval in British pol

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