Polls close in the UK after high-stakes election

There was a large turnout at the polls with Boris Johnson, who vows to take Britain out of the EU by Jan. 31, seemingly in the lead.
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Transcript for Polls close in the UK after high-stakes election
And also overseas at this hour, the breaking headline out of the uk tonight. The high stakes election, the future of Brexit, the future of the prime minister, Boris Johnson, all on the line. Let's get right to our foreign correspondent James Longman live in London tonight. And James, you have the early exit polls just in. What do they show? Reporter: Yeah, David. This was the most anticipated and consequential election in a generation. Millions voting in the hope of ending the Brexit chaos and with the voting now closed, the exit polls are revealing a huge landslide victory for conservative prime minister and Donald Trump favorite, Boris Johnson. A campaign characterized by disinformation, but in the end, the get Brexit done slogan seems to have worked. Tonight, it looks like Johnson will remain prime minister and work towards pulling the uk out of the eu by January 31st. But the huge task ahead, negotiating a trade deal. The risk of a no deal Brexit still very much a possibility. David? Tracking it into the night for us. James, thank you.

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