Published: 20:07, May 22, 2024 | Updated: 20:50, May 22, 2024
Sunak says UK election will be in the second half of the year
By Reuters

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on May 22, 2024 to take part in the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons. (PHOTO / AFP)

LONDON - Prime Minister Rishi Sunak repeated on Wednesday that a national election would be held in the second half of the year when asked about unconfirmed rumors in parliament that the British leader might call a poll to take place in the summer.

Sunak has met repeated questions about a possible early election with the line that the next national vote will be held in the second half of the year, with some lawmakers expecting that to take place towards the latter part of the year.

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But his answer has done little to temper rumors, which flared again on Wednesday, that he might move earlier and call a national election to take place in July.