SINGAPORE (Dec 17): British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a leadership challenge on Dec 12 by 200 votes to 117, during which her position was questioned by 48 Members of Parliament (MPs) who were unhappy with her Brexit policy and submitted letters of no-confidence.

May is now immune from a leadership challenge for a year. 

This issue came following her shock announcement on Dec 10 regarding her decision to delay a scheduled parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal, or withdrawal agreement. She admitted that the deal would “be rejected by a significant margin” if the vote was held on Dec 11 as planned. MPs will now have to wait until as late as Jan 21, 2019, the final deadline, to vote.

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