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UK Election 2024 Exit Poll

UK Election 2024 Exit Poll

Polls indicate that the centre-left Labor Party is expected to win a majority in the British Parliament over the centre-right Conservatives. If the prediction comes true, Prime Minister Rishi Chung will step down and make way for Opposition Leader Keir Starmer. General elections were held in the United Kingdom this Thursday (4), and voting closed at 10pm (local time, 6pm in Brasilia).

What the numbers say

Labor is expected to win 410 of the 650 seats in Parliament. According to the poll, the Conservatives came second with 131 elected MPs – their worst result in polls since the turn of the 20th century, with right-wing reform winning 61 seats to the UK parties, 13, and the SNP (Scottish National Party), 10. Other parties added 25 seats.

Current situation

The British economy has been in trouble since Brexit in 2016. The main argument of the Conservatives is that with Brexit, the United Kingdom will be freed from the restrictions of the European Union and can close trade deals with other countries. In practice, the opposite happened: living and business costs increased, bureaucracy increased and part of the foreign workforce left the country. In 2019, according to official data, British gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.6%; In 2023, the expansion was 0.1%.

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