Britain's House of Commons voted on Tuesday night for a snap general election on Dec. 12, which is set to send the country to go to the polls for the first time in December in almost 100 years.
Lawmakers will vote at 1945 GMT Tuesday evening on an amendment to the bill that seeks to change the election date to December 9, followed by a so-called third reading vote later before the bill goes to the House of Lords.
At a time of unprecedented political and constitutional upheaval, the outcome of the contest is set to be harder than ever to predict.
The Prime Minister met with Conservative Members of Parliament immediately after the vote Tuesday night, delivering a pep-talk to prepare them for the coming General Election campaign before returning to his official residence, 10 Downing Street.
British lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to carry an early election on December 12 amid a political impasse over Brexit.
The election outcome could have huge implications for Britain's tortuous Brexit process, which began with the 2016 European Union referendum.
Ultimately, voters would have a choice between an emboldened Johnson pushing for his Brexit deal or a socialist government under Corbyn renegotiating the deal before a referendum.
"There is only one way to get Brexit done in the face of this unrelenting parliamentary obstructionism", Mr Johnson told the House of Commons yesterday.
For weeks, opposition parties have defeated Johnson's attempts to trigger an election.
On Monday, the European Union agreed to offer the United Kingdom one other three months to hash out a divorce deal.
"I have consistently said that we are ready for an election and our support is subject to a No Deal Brexit being off the table", Corbyn said on Tuesday. "Today, after much denial and much bluster by the prime minister that deal is officially off the table, so this country can vote for the government that it deserves".
The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford is also demanding a "cast-iron guarantee" Johnson will not attempt to push through his Brexit bill before the election.
The EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill passed the first stage of legislative process last week but the process was paused by Johnson when he failed to receive approval on a timetable to make it law before the deadline of October 31.
Because the election is so close to Christmas, it was thought the commencement of the seasonal holiday for students would mean many students would have already gone home, and consequently might be less likely to vote. But Mr Johnson-who was educated at Eton, Britain's most famous private school, and speaks with a posh accent-is a charismatic leader.
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The European Parliament would also need to ratify the deal before the end of December for this to happen.
However, it is possible that amendments to the bill could see the date move yet again.
He said proposals to expand the franchise were "something that I don't think the country has had a debate about, important though it might be".
"It's time to unite the country and get Brexit done", Johnson said after meeting Conservative Party lawmakers who cheered him.
On Monday, the European Union agreed to postpone Brexit day until January 31 to give Mr Johnson more time to persuade members of Parliament to ratify a deal he struck earlier this month, giving Mr Corbyn the justification he needed to back a poll. "Please make the best use of time", he added.
"We will not allow this paralysis to continue and, one way or another, we must proceed straight to an election", Johnson told parliament on Monday.
Both major parties will have to fight on at least three fronts: against each other while the hardline Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage seeks to poach Brexit voters and the Liberal Democrats seeks to win over opponents of Brexit.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper commented Tuesday that a general election on a damp December day could actually be a boon for the Conservatives and see them returned to government with a majority.