"We need a general election and we need one now", May said. He stepped down when the country voted to leave.
May, who commands only a slim majority in parliament's lower House of Commons, said that a new mandate would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks. The Conservative Party has a slim majority in Parliament, but May is betting they'll gain seats.
After her predecessor narrowly lost a referendum gamble to keep Europe's second-ranked economy in the EU, Brussels once harboured hopes that Britain might have a change of heart under fellow Conservative May, who had favoured "Remain" over Brexit.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, who have campaigned for a referendum to be held on the terms of Brexit, said the election proved a chance to change the country's direction.
Analysts at ETX Capital say in a note to clients that the election call "adds another layer of complexity to an already uncertain picture for United Kingdom and European assets". Leaders of European Union states are due to adopt negotiating guidelines at an April 29 summit, and the bloc will prepare detailed plans for the talks with Britain by late May.
Asked why Mrs May did not want to take part in any debates, a Conservative spokesman said: "The choice at this election is already clear - strong and stable leadership in the national interest with Theresa May and the Conservatives or weak and unstable coalition government led by Jeremy Corbyn".
The EU said yesterday it did not expect negotiating guidelines for Britain's exit from the bloc to be affected by the British government's call for an early general election. "Since I became Prime Minister I have said that there should be no election until 2020", Ms May said on Tuesday.
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The Queen will likely open the new Parliamentary session in mid-June after the election is over and a new government has been formed. At least two said they would not run. They are wrong. They underestimate our determination to get the job done and I am not prepared to let them endanger the security of millions of working people across the country. The BBC, ITV, Sky, and Channel 4 are yet to comment on the matter (and are unlikely to until the election is rubber-stamped by Parliament on Wednesday) but privately they will be keen to stage events.
Theresa May's decision to "reluctantly" call an early election marks her first major u-turn as prime minister. They will target seats around London that voted "Remain" in the European Union referendum and are represented by "Leave"-backing Tories".
May's office says she will speak at 11:15 a.m. (1015GMT) Tuesday, after the weekly meeting of her Cabinet.
Urging voters to "stand up for Scotland", Sturgeon said in a tweet that May's Conservative Party see "a chance to move the U.K.to the right, force through a hard Brexit, and impose deeper cuts".
The Scottish National Party now holds 54 of Scotland's 59 seats in the British Parliament, making it the third-largest party there.
As her influence spread, Ocloo once said that her children lamented the fact that the women she trained competed against her. Esther Afua Ocloo was the first Black person to get a cooking diploma from the Good Housekeeping Institute.
The new merger terms come amid regulatory scrutiny of the deal, although Cabela's did not offer a reason for the revised price. Cabela's operates more than 80 stores in the US and Canada, including one location in Mitchell and one in Rapid City.
Interior minister Suleyman Soylu said that search and rescue teams were sent to the area after the helicopter's signal was lost. Tunceli province is in the eastern Anatolia region of Turkey, about 100 km northwest of Diyarbakir.
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Experienced repairmen know a roach-infested console when they see it, even if the owner just knows that it won't turn on. But despite how common the problem appears to be, Sony doesn't accept fix requests for insect-infested PS4s.
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Lamyaa later shared screenshots of the messages on Twitter , which were shared 147,000 times and favourited 320,000 times. Her tweet ultimately went viral, garnering almost 150K retweets at the time of writing.
The city known for having lots of street food vendors is actually considering banning all food stalls by the end of 2017. But city officials are not happy with the street food stalls because they say vendors litter the streets.
Malcolm Butler is no longer a free agent, but that doesn't mean he'll be playing for the Patriots this season. The front office didn't have much cap space to work with, but they found a way to make a few major moves.
Since 2013, China has invested more than 50 billion dollars in countries involved in the Belt and Road. British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will also attend in the place of Prime Minister Theresa May.
According to US officials, most of the members of the local Islamic State branch are Pakistani and Uzbek militants. Fortunately, Khogiani said there are still no reports of any civilian casualties as a result of the bomb strike.
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NASA finds conditions for life on Saturn's moon
The research published Thursday in the journal Science was conducted by NASA , Cornell University and Johns Hopkins University. Cassini passed close enough to Enceladus - less than 30 miles from the moon's surface - to cross through one of these geysers.