Snap parliamentary election kicks off in UK
YEREVAN, JUNE 8, ARMENPRESS. Polls have opened in the UK, 52 days after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election, BBC reports.
More than 46 million people are eligible to vote.
Polls close at 10 p.m. UK time (5 p.m. ET), with results expected to begin rolling in within an hour or so after voting finishes.
May called the election three years earlier than scheduled ahead of what are expected to be tough negotiations with the European Union over Britain's exit from the bloc.
Voters in all 650 constituencies across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are choosing their local member of parliament (MP) from the more than 3,300 candidates running throughout the UK.
In the UK system, the Prime Minister is the leader of the party able to form a government, meaning they need the support of the majority of the House of Commons -- where MPs sit -- or 326 seats.