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Exit polls predict strong Tory win after UK votes on 'Brexit Election' Updated: 2019-12-13 10:11:26 KST

It was dubbed "The Brexit Election."
On Thursday, millions of Brits headed to the polls in a snap General Election the third in the space of just five years.
It's expected to set the direction of the UK's departure from the European Union.
The polls closed just a few hours ago, and we have our reporter Oh Soo-young on the line to help us break down the expected outcome, as the exit poll has been released
So Soo-young, we're set to see a strong win by the Conservatives

That's right The exit poll has been revealed - giving us a hint of who's won the election.
And if it's true, the survey of tens of thousands of voters on polling day, expects a Boris Johnson's Conservative Party to have won 368 seats.
That is well above the 320-range needed to avoid a hung parliament, and a much stronger win than what most opinion polls predicted a 28-seat win or even a hung parliament where there is no majority.
This would mark the party's best performance since 1987 with an 86-seat majority over Labour.
Meanwhile, Labour's anticipated 191 seats is set to be its worst performance since the 1930s.
That's a loss of 71 seats compared to the last election. So if the poll is accurate, it's a massive defeat for party leader Jeremy Corbyn who many say will now have to step down.

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Well, the exit polls have been fairly accurate in the past, and if the Tories do get a strong majority, the biggest question is: will they "Get Brexit Done?"

Right. This snap election, of course, was called because Johnson wanted a majority to push through his Brexit deal.
Johnson has said, under his leadership, the UK would leave the EU on January 31st, 2020, and the transition period during which the two parties strike up new trade terms would not be extended beyond December 2020.
So, yes, a strong majority for the Tories will give Johnson the backing he was seeking to leave the EU, and stick to his deal with Brussels, but that won't be the last we hear of Brexit.
MPs are expected to hold heated debates over the terms of the UK's trade ties with the EU, and of course, the UK will have to work on its trade ties with the rest of the world as well.
Reporter : osy@arirang.com
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