British PM Theresa May announces snap general election

British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a snap June 8 general election (Photo: AP)

British Prime Minister Theresa May called for an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement on Tuesday as Britain prepares for delicate negotiations on leaving the European Union.

"We need a general election and we need one now. We have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done... before the detailed talks begin," May said.

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