The Queen of Great Britain Elizabeth II approved the bill on the holding of early elections in the UK. This was reported on October 31.

According to the Daily Mail, now the law, according to which the elections will be held on December 12, has entered into force.

On October 29, he was received by the House of Commons of the British Parliament. On the same day, the European Union approved the postponement of Brexit for three months. Thus, Britain was given time to withdraw from the association until January 31, 2020.

The need for early elections to the House of Commons is ripe after the October 22 British parliamentarians rejected the proposal of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, in three days to consider and adopt the Brexit bill. A day earlier, the British government launched the Yellowhammer contingency plan, developed in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

The law on the postponement of Britain’s exit from the European Union came into force in September. According to the document, the kingdom will ask the EU to postpone Brexit for three months, until January 31, 2020, if London and Brussels do not make a deal on the conditions for future cooperation by October 19.