UK parliament backs snap vote.
British members of parliament have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an early general election.
Parliament voted by 522 to 13 - a massive majority of 509 votes.
Prime Minister Theresa May called for the snap election on April 18, saying it would end any divisions over the Brexit process.
The election will take place on June 8.
Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.
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