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London (United Kingdom), Dec 13 (Canadian-Media): Boris Johnson's re-election as British Prime Minister on Friday considered to be a historic mandate for Brexit, which represents the country's biggest political and economic party since the Second World War, will allow him to take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, media reports said.
Boris Johnson. Image credit: Twitter handle
"We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes," a triumphant Johnson told supporters at a rally in London.
"Leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of our laws, borders, money, our trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people," he said.
'Celebrate Boris!'U.S. President Donald Trump was quick to congratulate Johnson.
"Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U.," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Celebrate Boris!"
The Conservatives had won 364, their biggest election win since Margaret Thatcher's 1987 triumph with results in from 649 of the 650 parliamentary seats.
Britain will enter a transition period, after Jan. 31, during which it will negotiate a new relationship with the EU.
But no details were given by Johnson during his victory speech how he intended to handle Brexit after Jan. 31.