Britain’s Brexit party leader Nigel Farage has said he will not contest 317 seats in the Conservative Party in 2017, in light of the Brexit crisis.
With this announcement, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received the biggest boost so far in the election campaign, in a move that has made the British pound a jump because of the prime minister’s chances of continuing his post.
Farage said Britain’s exit from the European Union was in crisis and would therefore not push candidates for the Conservative seats but would compete in most of the rest, including some circles where Conservatives aspire to oust Labor candidates. The conservatives won in the last elections.
Farage had pledged a week ago to pay up to 600 candidates in the elections, unless Johnson compete on the basis of leaving the European Union without agreement.
“But what we will do is to focus all our efforts on all the seats held by the Labor Party, which totally violated its platform for the 2017 elections”, he said. “We will also compete for the rest of the pro-EU parties”.
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