The House of Commons rejected the agreement on March 12, 29, 2019, by 391 votes to 242, and rejected a third time on March 29, 2019 by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by the Boris Johnson government opened the first stage in Parliament, but Johnson suspended the legislative process when the accelerated authorisation programme did not receive the necessary support and announced his intention to proclaim a general election.  On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the Withdrawal Agreement. On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the Withdrawal Agreement. It was then closed by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. Parliament will have to approve any future relationship agreement. EU heads of state and government vote for the Brexit date to be postponed to the 31st If the British and European parliaments approve the withdrawal agreement by then.