British Prime Minister Theresa May will form a government supported by a conservative small party Northern Ireland after its party lost its parliamentary majority in an electoral debacle before negotiations over the departure of British England will begin.
A stone-faced May, speaking at the door of his official residence on Downing Street said that the government would provide certainty and would lead Great Britain in talks with the European Union to achieve a fruitful Brexit agreement.
May said he could count on Parliament with the support of his “friends” in the Democratic Union Party in Northern Ireland after his conservative government have not emerged as clear winners.
He hoped for a landslide victory, May had called for immediate elections to strengthen his hand in European Union divorce talks. But on one of the most glorious nights of British electoral history, a Party of Labor resurgence denied him an absolute victory, throwing the country into political chaos. Leaders expressed fears that the loss may affect Brexit’s majority delaying negotiations, as of June 19 and thus increases the risk of failure of negotiations.
His rival union Jeremy Corbyn, once destroyed by his opponents as a non-hopper, said May should resign and wanted to form a minority government.
But from May, he faces a scorn for running a poor campaign, was determined to hold on. Shortly after noon, she has traveled the short distance to Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen Elizabeth permission to form a government – a formality under the British system.
With 649 out of 650 declared seats, the Conservatives won 318 seats and 261 workers, followed by the Scottish National Party in favor of independence 34.
The shock result pushed the right and central DUP Northern Ireland to the role of kings maker, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile but feasible alliance.
“Our two sides have had a close relationship for many years and give me confidence to believe we will be able to work together in the interest of the UK as a whole,” May said.
This will likely imply a provision in which the DUP would support a conservative minority government on key voting in parliament, but would not form a formal coalition.
However, with the complex debates about the EU’s divorce will begin in 10 days, we do not know exactly what its direction will be and if the so-called “hard Brexit” taking Great Britain out of the single market could still be prosecuted.
After winning his seat in North London, Corbyn said the May attempt to win a broader term had failed.
“The mandate is that they lost conservative seats, lose votes, lose support and loss of confidence,” he said. “I would have thought it was enough for all, in fact, and give way to a government that is truly representative of all the people of this country.”
“We need a government that can act,” said EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, the German Deutschlandfunk radio station. “With a weak trading partner, there is a risk that the negotiations (Brexit) go wrong for both parties.”
The EU’s chief negotiator said the block’s position at Brexit and the timing of the talks were clear, but divorce negotiations should begin when Britain is ready. “Let’s get closer to an agreement,” said Michel Barnier.