U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will retain power with a thumping majority after his Conservative Party secured its best election result since 1987.
With nearly all of the votes counted, the Conservatives were set to secure 364 parliamentary seats, a majority of 78 in the House of Commons. The result, which proved even more decisive than pollsters had forecast, follows a bitterly-fought and divisive election campaign.
At victory celebrations in central London, Johnson told an audience that the country will now leave the EU on January 31.
“We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes,” he said.