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Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011 :
The Act specifies that early elections can be held only:

    if a motion for an early general election is agreed either by at least two-thirds of the whole House or without division; or
    if a motion of no confidence is passed and no alternative government is confirmed by the Commons within 14 days.

Two things to note:

it is not the defeated PM who chooses or confirms the new government, it is the HOC;

that is not convention, it is written law.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 07:54:13 PM EST
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