EU lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union, the parliament announced on Wednesday, clearing the last hurdle towards full ratification of the accord.
Lawmakers backed the trade and cooperation agreement by 660 votes to five, with 32 abstentions, EU Parliament President David Sassoli announced on Wednesday.
The vote took place on Tuesday (April 27), but coronavirus working restrictions meant the result was not immediately known.
The Parliament's consent brings to an end over four years of acrimonious negotiations and debate, and lingering mistrust as Britain has withdrawn from the bloc after 47 years of EU membership.
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