Watch: UK lawmakers debate Theresa May's call to have early election


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British lawmakers are currently debating in Parliament whether the U.K. should have an early general election, after a recent call from Prime Minister Theresa May.

On Tuesday, the British leader surprised many by announcing that the country was in "need (of) a general election and we need one now", arguing that the U.K. now has a "one-off opportunity" to form a unified government.

If the snap election does happen, May stated that it would be held on June 8. However, this decision would need a two-thirds majority of U.K. lawmakers, which is currently being discussed and decided upon in Parliament Wednesday.