UK Election: Hung Parliament as Theresa May Fails to Gain Majority
Albanian Daily News
Published June 9, 2017
Britain's voters have delivered a stunning blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, wiping out her parliamentary majority and prompting calls for her to resign.

With most results declared, May's party won the most seats -- but not enough to govern without the support of minority parties.
It was devastating result for May, who had called the election three years earlier than required by law, convinced by opinion polls that placed her far ahead of opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The result also plunges Britain into a period of renewed political chaos, with Brexit talks likely to be delayed and May's personal authority shredded. There was already talk in Conservative circles that she might have to resign, less than a year after taking over from David Cameron, who stepped down following the Brexit referendum.
READ: General election 2017 -- Live updates
George Osborne, the former finance minister who stepped down at the election, told ITV that the results were "catastrophic" for his party. Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, said May would have to consider her position.

UK election: Hung Parliament as Theresa May fails to gain majority
By James Masters and Angela Dewan, CNN
Updated 0712 GMT (1512 HKT) June 9, 2017
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Revised BBC projection shows May may lose her majority
London (CNN)Britain's voters have delivered a stunning blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, wiping out her parliamentary majority and prompting calls for her to resign.

With most results declared, May's party won the most seats -- but not enough to govern without the support of minority parties.
It was devastating result for May, who had called the election three years earlier than required by law, convinced by opinion polls that placed her far ahead of opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
UK Election 2017 results
326 Seats needed for majorityData:PA
Party Seats Change
Conservative 315 -12
Labour 261 +31
Scottish National Party 35 -19
Other 35
646/650 Seats declared*Scotland
The result also plunges Britain into a period of renewed political chaos, with Brexit talks likely to be delayed and May's personal authority shredded. There was already talk in Conservative circles that she might have to resign, less than a year after taking over from David Cameron, who stepped down following the Brexit referendum.
READ: General election 2017 -- Live updates
George Osborne, the former finance minister who stepped down at the election, told ITV that the results were "catastrophic" for his party. Anna Soubry, a Conservative MP, said May would have to consider her position.

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The result appeared certain to plunge the UK into another period of political uncertainty, with formal Brexit talks due to start in 10 day's time. The pound fell on currency markets in the wake of the results.
May had promised to deliver a "hard Brexit" if Britain did not like the terms of the divorce negotiated with the EU. She vowed to take the country out of the EU's single market and customs union, radically changing Britain's relationship with one of its biggest trading partners.
(Source: CNN)



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