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European Union Leaders Approve Brexit Agreement

The leaders of the 27 nations that comprise the European Union (EU) have approved the agreement on Brexit, which was reached two weeks ago between the United Kingdom and EU negotiators.

However, the UK Parliament must also approve the agreement with the likelihood of its passage very much in question right now.

On Wednesday, 14 November 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May published the 585-page draft plan outlining the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. Soon after the announcement of the deal, May secured the support of her cabinet, which, however, was followed by the resignation of two of her cabinet ministers opposed to the agreement including the UK negotiator of the deal. Since then, May has faced opposition to the plan from members of the two primary parties.

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