British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party has shocked many forecasters by failing to win a majority, but the embattled prime minister is still determined to form a government.
Theresa May has said she will form a government with the support of the Democratic Unionists that can provide “certainty” for the future. Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace, she said only her party could form a “legitimate” administration after winning the most seats and votes. She said she would work with “friends and allies” in the DUP to take forward Brexit, saying “let’s get to work”.
The Tories are eight seats short of the 326 needed to command a majority. After a disappointing night for the Conservatives, Mrs. May faces ending up with 12 fewer seats than when she called the election in April and will need the support of other parties to govern.
Mrs. May earlier said the country needed “stability” with the start of Brexit negotiations 10 days away.