The British Parliament has voted to rule out leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement, paving the way for a vote to delay Brexit and avoid Britain’s worst political crisis in generations.
Prime minister Theresa May’s amendment was defeated by just four votes with many in her own cabinet voting against her.
The decision lessens but does not remove the chance of a chaotic, no-deal Brexit.
The vote comes just a day after the prime minister’s plan for Great Britain to leave the E.U. Was soundly rejected.
Legislators will now decide Thursday whether to ask for an extension in negotiations.
The votes now put the world’s fifth largest economy in unchartered territory.
A variety of things could now happen, everything from new general elections, to a new referendum vote.