The United Kingdom parliament has been officially dissolved at 00:01 local time on Wednesday, paving the way for a snap general election, scheduled for December 12.
In early October, the British government officially submitted a new Brexit plan to the European Union which was then passed.
However, the new plan was still not able to get majority support within the UK parliament and as a result, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, requested for an early election with an expectation to get Brexit done.
On October 29, the British House of Commons voted in favour of a snap general election on December 12.
Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011, the dissolution of parliament must happen 25 days before a general election.
The UK government formally announced the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), in March 2017 after a referendum in 2016, in which 51.9 per cent voted to leave.
However, as the UK parliament voted against or failed to ratify the negotiated withdrawal agreements, the deadline for Brexit has been extended three times and is currently sitting on January 31, 2020.