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Brexit: U.K. lawmakers vote to delay leaving EU to avoid no-deal exit

Britain's Houses of Parliament.
The British and EU flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. File photo: Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images

British members of parliament voted Wednesday night in favor of legislation requiring the government to request another extension to the Brexit process and avoid leaving the EU with no deal — just.

Details: The bill passed in the House of Commons 313-312. It will need approval in the House of Lords, the upper house of the parliament to become law. The EU must decide whether to grant an extension. European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper the EU "cannot forever continue this way in the Brexit negotiations and always extend by two weeks."