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UK leader May strikes tentative deal with N Ireland party

Erik Tate | 19 June, 2017, 00:55

No party has emerged with an overall majority meaning the incumbent Conservative Government stays in office until Theresa May either does a deal - most likely with the Democratic Unionists - or goes to the Queen to tender her resignation and that of her administration.

Corbyn said that he still could become the United Kingdom prime minister following snap general election where the Conservative party lost parliamentary majority.

May had called the election in order to consolidate her mandate to negotiate Britain's exit from the Europe Union.

May announced Friday she would build an administration bringing in support from the hardline Protestant Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to give her a fragile majority in parliament.

Analysts say May's electoral debacle could reopen what had seemed largely a closed debate - both with pro-EU members of Parliament trying to take advantage of the prime minister's weakness and Euro-skeptic government ministers threatening her if she dares water down a Brexit deal.

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

Mr Hammond, 61, was named Chancellor of The exchequer by Mrs May shortly after she took over as prime minister almost a year ago, in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Speaking during a visit to Mexico City, Merkel said Germany was ready for the Brexit talks, which May said would begin on June 19 as scheduled - although she now risks more opposition to her European Union departure plans from inside and outside her party.

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"I am backing Theresa May. Do your best to avoid a no deal as result of no negotiations".

People demonstrate in Parliament Square against the Conservative and DUP coalition government following the Britain's general election result, in London, Saturday June 10, 2017. "The task of restoring orderly government in order to make sense of Brexit is now a national emergency, and it falls to them".

The unhappy result of these conditions is that it will be hard to create a strong negotiating position on Brexit, and British negotiators will be left groping for solid political ground on which to take a stand. The country is now in uncharted waters as it enters Brexit talks. But in one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, a resurgent Labour Party denied her an outright win, throwing the country into political turmoil. May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

Ruth Davidson, leader of Conservatives in Scotland, where the party did well, said the results showed the Conservatives should prioritise good trade relations with the EU.

Davidson, one of the few Conservatives to emerge as a victor from the election after she increased the party's presence in Scotland, said she had demanded, and received, "categoric assurance" from May that the policy would not change.

The gamble failed, with the Conservative party losing its strong polling lead over the course of the campaign.

Her government has already triggered Article 50 of the EU Lisbon treaty which could see Britain formally leave the EU by March 30, 2019.

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