Johnson arrives at palace to form new UK government

World | 13 Dec 2019 7:10 pm

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Buckingham Palace for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government in the wake of his Conservative Party’s emphatic election victory.

Johnson travelled to Buckingham Palace for the constitutional ritual after securing the largest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher’s third straight victory in 1987.

Johnson’s victory paves the way for Britain departure from the European Union by January 31.

With one constituency result to be announced, the Conservatives have won 364 seats in the 650-member House of Commons.-AP

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