British lawmakers on Monday night voted to reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid for a snap general election, dealing another heavy blow to his Brexit strategy.
The legislators voted 293 to 46 to turn down the government's wish to hold a general election on Oct. 15. The next general election is scheduled for 2022.
It is the second time that Johnson failed to get sufficient two-thirds majority at the House of Commons required by law for an early general election. His first bid was voted down in the parliament last Wednesday.
Before the late-night vote, the prime minister told the parliament that an early election is the only way to resolve the country's current Brexit deadlock.