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May faces calls to resign as election hangs in balance

19 Junio 2017, 01:47 | Crisanna Felipe

What Is a Hung Parliament? UK Elections Exit Polls Predicts May to Lose Majority, so What Happens Next?

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street after traveling to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen's permission to form a minority government in London

"If she has an ounce of self-respect, she will resign", said Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, while Conservative M.P. and former minister Anna Soubry said May "is in a very hard place... she now has to obviously consider her position". "All over the world, people are rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality".

The election results are being perceived as a blow to British Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the snap election, expecting a comfortable win for her Conservative Party.

To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party.

Britain's typically pro-Conservative press savaged May and questioned whether she could remain in power only two months after officially triggering the country's divorce from the European bloc. She alienated core Conservative electors and the party's manifesto was poorly received.

If the Labour leader had won seven marginal Conservative seats and formed a so-called "progressive alliance" with all other smaller parties - barring the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) - it would have been enough to command a working majority.

There was also British-Nigerian Chi Onwurah, who was elected for Newcastle, the first general election constituency to declare Thursday night. "It is also important for the prospect of successful Brexit negotiations that we have certainty in the political system", she added in a statement. Their MPs, as radical Irish nationalists, do not take their seats in the British parliament, so the more of them there are, the fewer seats a party parliament effectively needs to win a majority. In the end she chose the former.

Her calculations backfired. After the deeply disappointing result for the Tories, announced on Friday, and a surge in seats for the Opposition Labour Party, Ms May - whose authority appears greatly diminished - now says it is "incumbent" on her party to give the country "stability". "That's why I'm here", the Labour leader stressed. The Conservative Party still has the highest number of seats, 318, but the body is now what is known as a "hung Parliament".

"We are ready. We have completed the guidelines, the framework", Merkel said Friday in Mexico City. There is a need for the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union to be swift and conclusive.

The Labour leader vowed to fight his Tory rival's attempt to run a minority government in an interview with the Sunday Mirror.

As Mrs May seeks to shore up DUP support, could Labour leader Corbyn mount a challenge for Downing Street? He made up ground in the course of the campaign, closing a big gap.

The goal of calling elections, having assured that there would be no election before the schedule one in 2020, after she took over as the party leader a year ago, Theresa May had hoped to strengthen her party's grip on power to be able to successfully negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.



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