British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is asking for a snap election to give Parliament more time to debate on his Brexit deal.
Johnson sent a letter to Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn urging him to back a Dec. 12 election, writing, "It is our duty to end this nightmare and provide the country with a solution as soon as we reasonably can."
The House of Commons has scheduled a debate and vote on Johnson's proposal for Monday.
Johnson has repeatedly said the U.K. would leave the EU by the Oct. 31 deadline, with or without a deal in place.
Meanwhile, EU leaders will vote soon on whether or not to extend the Brexit deadline until Jan. 31.