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Here's what you need to know about the British election

Here's what you need to know about the British election

On Thursday, British voters headed to the polls to elect their next government. If it seems Britain recently had an election, you’re right. Almost a year ago, Britain held the “Brexit” referendum and voted to leave the European Union. That’s when then-Prime Minister David Cameron resigned and was replaced by Prime Minister Theresa May.

In April, May called for an election to be held June 8. The timing of the election was significant: Talks about how Britain will leave the EU are set to begin in mid-June.

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street after the election. (Justin Tallis / AFP/Getty Images)Why did May call for another election?

Brexit has a lot to do...

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