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Johnson cannot call an election, only Parliament can

Please remember this - it is not his ultimatum to give
There is no real point Johnson threatening parliament with [x] when [x] is a thing over which parliament has control and not Johnson
There can be a general election in three situations

- two votes of no confidence under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act

- a 2/3 majority under same Act (as in 2017)

- Parliament pass primary legislation to hold election "notwithstanding" the FTPA

All outside Johnson's control
Footnote on the first of these three options

- if there is a vote of no confidence and then a swift prorogation, there would also be a general elections, as prorogation may mean no second vote possible
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