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Britain's May calls Trump, European leaders after poll announcement
April 18, 2017 / 7:05 PM / in 7 months

Britain's May calls Trump, European leaders after poll announcement

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May called U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders after she asked parliament to agree to an early election on June 8, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the media outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

“The PM made separate calls to President Trump, Chancellor (Angela) Merkel, President (Donald) Tusk of the European Council, President (Jean-Claude) Juncker of the European Commission and Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny,” the spokesman said in a statement.

He gave no further details.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alison Williams

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