November 6, 2019 / 10:25 AM / 5 days ago

Johnson meets Queen, formally marking start of election campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II to mark the formal dissolution of parliament ahead of December 12 general election, at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, November 6, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an audience with Queen Elizabeth on Wednesday, marking the formal start of the Dec. 12 election campaign.

Johnson arrived at Buckingham Palace to formally ask the monarch’s permission to dissolve parliament.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden

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