Urgent: British PM calls snap election on June 8

LONDON-- British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday called an early general election on June 8, nearly one month after she officially triggered the Brexit process.

The surprise move came as May made a statement in Downing Street immediately after a meeting of her Cabinet. "It is in the national interest," she said.

May had once ruled out the possibility that a snap election would be called before 2020.

Source: Philippines News Agency