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UK's Johnson shakes up government with eye on early election


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has begun a major shakeup of his government last week, shuffling his team of middle-ranking and junior ministers after making big changes at the top. The shuffle shows a Conservative government eager to move on from 18 months of pandemic disruption. Britain is not scheduled to hold a general election until 2024, but the government changes suggest Johnson wants to go to voters at least a year sooner. Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary said: ‚ÄúThis looks like the team that he wants to take into an election."

This was covered in The Independent 



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