Conservative Party victory gives Boris Johnson breathing space and flexibility

UK voters headed to the polls in the country's third general elections in less than five years on Thursday.

The election is critical to the Brexit deal as it may help break Britain’s political deadlock over the country’s stalled departure from the European Union.

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Boris Johnson's Conservative Party looks set to win a large majority in the House of Commons, which means the Brexit deal will go ahead.

Eyewitness News correspondent in the UK Peter Anderson chats to Bongani Bingwa to give more insight on the story.

Many people felt going into this election that he had taken a gamble and risked potentially being swept out of power. It looks like he has played it extremely well. This win means that Johnson has breathing space and flexibility.

Peter Anderson, UK correspondent - EWN

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