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May calls for June 8 election before Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for a snap election on June 8, in a shock move as she seeks to bolster her position before tough talks on leaving the EU.

Countdown to Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Britain's withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty on Wednesday. The country should be out in two years. Here is a timeline, based on a mixture of public information and estimations by EU sources: