With almost every seat accounted for in the General Election, no party has gained a clear majority and the U.K. is now faced with a government with a weakened majority.
By 11 a.m. May's ruling Conservative party had won 318 seats — eight seats short of a majority — while the opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn had 261 seats. Meanwhile, the Scottish National Party had won 35 seats, the Liberal Democrats were at 12 and the Democratic Unionist Party had 10. Voter turnout was at 68.7 percent, according to the BBC.
Despite the bruising election result for her Conservative
Having faced calls to resign, May's Conservatives and the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) are poised to work together in parliament. Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday afternoon, May insisted Brexit negotiations would stick to the same timetable as before.
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