UK election results put May’s party in turmoil


With her Conservative Party defeated in the polls, British Prime Minister Theresa May plans to ask the Queen to form a government, since she has no intention to resign as prime minister.

The Conservatives needed 326 seats to hold a majority, but after Thursday’s general election, they now have only 318 seats — and no party holds a majority.

Still, the Conservatives remain in power and can form a coalition government with the help of several Unionist Members of Parliament for North Ireland. Should those negotiations fail, a second general-election could be called in the months ahead.

“This country needs a period of stability,” said May following her re-election as Prime Minister. “If the Conservative Party has won the most seats, it will be incumbent on us to deliver this period of stability.”

Earlier Thursday, Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said May should resign after having “lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence. I would have thought that’s enough to go, actually and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country,” he said.

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