Polls open in Britain’s general election

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MNA International Desk: Polls opened in Britain on Thursday in general election Prime Minister Theresa May had expected to win easily but one that has proved increasingly hard to predict after a campaign shadowed by terrorism.

Polling stations across the country opened at 7.00am (0600GMT) and will close at 10.00pm, with voters set to choose between May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has seen his huge polling deficit close dramatically in recent weeks.

A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 46.9 million people registered to vote.

Some votes have already been cast, through postal voting. The final results will be declared on Friday afternoon.

Officially, a party must win 326 seats to secure an overall majority in the House of Commons.