Clinging on to her job, Britain's May appoints new ministers

May called the snap vote in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of exit talks with the European Union.

The Conservatives won 318 seats - eight less than it needed in order to secure a majority. But May had reassured that talks on Brexit will begin on June 19, as planned earlier.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's confidence in the Tories backfired in the UK #General Election as her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority to #Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party.

"The Conservatives have lost their majority and the prime minister has lost all authority and credibility". This means that not only does her party have less seats in government than when she went into the election but Conservatives do not have enough seats to vote through new laws without being defeated by their opponents.

It's also not the first time Americans have tried to figure out Corbyn's influence on the current political landscape. "My resolve to do that is the same this morning as it always has been".

May will also need the support of the socially conservative, pro-Brexit Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which won 10 seats in Northern Ireland.

With the smaller parties more closely aligned with Labour than with the Conservatives, the prospect of Corbyn becoming prime minister no longer seems to be fancy. Last time when the country had a minority government was between December 1996 and May 1997 under Conservative John Major.

The Labour Party, which exceeded expectations to win 266 seats, will continue to pile on pressure on Theresa May to resign - and she will continue to resist, in the name of "stability".

The poll forecast the Scottish National Party (SNP) would win 34 seats, the center-left Liberal Democrats 14, the Welsh nationalist party Plaid Cymru three and the Greens one.

The value of the British pound tumbled 1.6%, to $1.27, immediately after the exit poll results came out.

With Brexit talks due to start in just 10 days, Brussels appeared to be braced for them to be pushed back. No, Dunt said, but May's vision of a so-called "hard Brexit" - in which the United Kingdom would most likely leave the single European Union market, take full control over its borders, strike new trade deals and apply laws within its own borders - has been rejected.

"[May] is not stronger".

As she was resoundingly re-elected to her Maidenhead seat in southern England, May looked tense and did not spell out what she planned to do. "As a result, it will now be hard for the government - whatever shape that government will be - to start talking to the European Union in nine days time as planned without rethinking its strategy".

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