Pound Hits Fresh High on Boris Johnsons Election Prospects

 wsj.com  12/04/2019 14:31:00   Anna Isaac

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shown a willingness to make risky betswith mixed results. His latest election gamble: get Brexit done, or become one of the shortest-serving prime ministers in nearly two centuries. Photo: Frank Augstein/AFP

The pound rose to a seven-month high against the dollar as polls suggested that Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party would win a majority in next weeks general electiona victory that could end the political uncertainty over Brexit.

With only eight days to go until Britons cast their votes to elect the next government, polls indicate that Mr. Johnsons Conservatives are on course to win an overall majority in Parliament. That would increase the chances of Mr. Johnsons Brexit deal being passed by U.K. lawmakers,...

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