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British pound surges after exit poll says Conservatives to win with majority of 86

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LONDON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Sterling surged more than 2% to a 2019 high against the dollar on Thursday after an exit poll indicated Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party would win a majority of 86 seats in Britain's election. The pound soared to $1.3476 , up 2.2% after the exit poll release. Sterling also rallied 2% against the euro to 82.85 pence.

(Reporting by Tommy Reggiori Wilkes Editing by William James)
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