In the mist of her battle to keep Brexit afloat following lawmakers kick against European Union divorce deal, the Prime Minister of great Britain,Theresa May surprisingly survives a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office.
The Prime Minister narrowly escaped been voted against to coast away with victory after garnering 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election.
Shortly, after winning the vote, May promised to hold talks with leaders of opposition parties and other lawmakers, starting immediately, in a bid to find a way forward for Britain’s EU exit.
May, who leads a divided Parliament and a gridlocked Brexit process, said she was staying put. She said an election “would deepen division when we need unity, it would bring chaos when we need certainty, and it would bring delay when we need to move forward.”
The government survived Wednesday’s vote with support from May’s Conservative Party and its Northern Irish ally, the Democratic Unionist Party. Many pro-Brexit Conservatives who voted against May’s deal, backed her in the no-confidence vote to avoid an election that could bring a left-wing Labour government to power.
Britain would have faced a snap election within weeks, just before the country is due to leave the European Union on March 29 if the government had lost.