Queen Elizabeth To Inaugurate New Session Of Parliament

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UK Queen Elizabeth is to inaugurate the new session of parliament on June 21.

The leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, made this known in a statement on Thursday.

Leadsom said: “the government has agreed with Buckingham Palace that the State Opening of Parliament will take place on June 21.”

Leadson, however did not give details of the opening ceremony.

Originally, the queen was scheduled to open the session on June 19, but Prime Minister Theresa May delayed it, to hold talks with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland to seek their support to prop up her minority government.

With eight seats short of an overall majority, the co-operation from the 10 DUP members will ensure May has a majority to see through her programme of measures in the next session of parliament.

Political observers will now be awaiting details of the…

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