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Boris Johnson wins majority, on course to deliver swift Brexit

Conservatives seizes a landslide 361 seats

Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures while speaking after winning his seat at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain,on December 13.   © Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks.

The Brexit divorce represents Britain's biggest political and economic gamble since World War II, cutting the world's fifth largest economy adrift from the vast trading bloc and testing the integrity of the United Kingdom.

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