Snap parliament's elections to the House of Commons of the UK Parliament kicked off on Thursday. Polling stations in the country opened at 7am local time and will work until 10pm, TASS reported.
A total of 650 deputies will be elected to the lower house of parliament from 553 constituencies in England, 59 in Scotland, 40 in Wales and 18 in Northern Ireland. The right to form a government will be given to a party which, following the election results, will have a simple majority in the House of Commons.
According to a public opinion poll published on the night of Wednesday by the sociological company YouGov, the chances of the ruling Conservative Party to remain in power are rated as the highest as 42.6% of respondents were ready to vote for the Tories led by PM Boris Johnson, which would provide the conservatives with a confident majority in the House of Commons with 339 mandates.
The survey, which was attended by 105.6 thousand people, suggests that the main opposition force - the Labor Party - risks winning only 231 seats, receiving 33.8% of the vote. However, taking into account the errors, YouGov does not exclude that the Tories will actually receive less than half of the seats, and as a result, none of the parties will have a majority. A similar situation, known in the UK as the suspended parliament, threatens to maintain uncertainty over the Brexit issue.