December 13, 2018 9:04 am
Updated: December 14, 2018 10:43 am

British PM Theresa May says she will quit before next election in 2022

WATCH: British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Thursday that she would not lead the Conservative Party into the next election, expected in or before 2022.


British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Thursday that she will quit before her country’s next election, scheduled for 22.

Arriving at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, May said: “I think it is right that another party leader takes us into that general election.”

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Late Wednesday, May survived a no-confidence vote among her Conservative Party lawmakers, triggered by unhappiness in the party at the way she is handling Brexit.

She secured victory by 200 votes to 117 after telling lawmakers at a private meeting that she would hand over power to another Conservative leader before the next election.

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But May has not said what she will do if, as many expect, Britain faces an early national election triggered by divisions over Brexit.

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