Rishi Sunak announces 4 July vote in Downing Street statement

Rishi Sunak, UK PM

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# 22 May 2024 20:30 (UTC +04:00)

U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday called for a general election to take place on July 4, after economic data showed a fall inflation near the British central bank’s 2% target earlier in the day, APA reports citing CNBC.

“Earlier today I spoke with his majesty the King to ask for the dissolution of Parliament. The King has granted this request, and we will have a general election on the 4th of July.” said Sunak, speaking during a news conference outside Downing Street.

Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that U.K. inflation dropped to 2.3% in April earlier on Wednesday morning.