Fearing defeat, May delays Britain’s long-awaited vote on Brexit

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By Alexander Smith

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Monday that she has postponed a pivotal parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal, throwing the divorce process even deeper into chaos.

May was facing a crushing defeat in the House of Commons vote originally slated for Tuesday. Scores of lawmakers from her own party openly opposed the withdrawal agreement that she negotiated with the European Union.

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