Clinging on to Her Job, Britain's May Appoints New Ministers

A British election campaign unlike any other

But Mr Corbyn said: "I don't think Theresa May and this government have any credibility".

"I am backing Theresa May. That's what we will deliver. now let's get to work".

US President Donald Trump said in the Oval Office before a meeting with the President of Romania that the results of Thursday's election in the United Kingdom in which Theresa May lost her majority in parliament were unexpected.

Senior party figures have cautioned against any immediate leadership challenge, saying it would only cause further disruption as Britain prepares to start Brexit negotiations as early as June 19.

Meanwhile, Labour, which had been written off by critics as all but unelectable, surged to 262 seats, up 29 from its tally in the 2015 election.

Above all, investors are anxious about the general uncertainty surrounding the country - whether a bruised May will resign in due course, whether the Conservatives will be able to form a new government or whether it will be an alliance of opposition parties, led by the Labour Party. It will be more hard for a Conservative government to walk away from the European Union without a trade deal, as May has threatened to do.

"It is deeply concerning that a party responsible for so much pain could be in a position to exert so much influence".

Former Conservative minister Anna Soubry added that the premier "is in a very hard place. she now has to obviously consider her position". She's then got to present a programme to Parliament. EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said that "with a weak negotiating partner, there's the danger that the negotiations will go badly for both sides". Previously, she said she wanted to take Britain out of the EU's single market and customs union in order to cut immigration.

Numerous party members are also uncomfortable with the kind of deal that will have to be struck with the DUP, a socially conservative party that takes an opposing stance on issues such as abortion and same sex marriages.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said he hoped there would not be "further delay" in the Brexit talks that "we are desperately waiting for".

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following United Kingdom snap election
May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn said the Prime Minister should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. A hung British parliament is possibly the worst result in the eyes of the European Union.

In Scotland, the SNP retained just 35 of the 56 seats it secured two years ago and lost its Westminster leader, Angus Robertson, and former first minister, Alex Salmond. That means the DUP would back the government on confidence motions and budget votes, but it's not a coalition government or a broader pact.

"The Conservatives have not yet broken the British system of democracy, but through their hubris and incompetence they have managed to make a mockery of it", it said in an editorial. The DUP is a socially conservative group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and had links to Protestant paramilitary groups during Ireland's sectarian "Troubles".

The spokesman indicated this would not be a formal coalition but a minority government with loose DUP support on a "confidence and supply basis".

After confirming on Friday that her top five ministers, including finance minister Philip Hammond, would keep their jobs, May must name the rest of her team, who will take on one of the most demanding jobs in recent British history.

The British government doesn't have long to ink a deal.

The new found friendship with the DUP and its 10 parliamentary seats will reportedly give May "just enough" support to pass legislation, CNBC reported.

"There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way".

Despite campaigning against Brexit, Labour has accepted the result but said it would prioritise maintaining close economic ties with the EU.

"This is a major disaster for her personal authority over the country and the Conservative Party, particularly because she made this election all about her "strong and stable" leadership", Jane Merrick wrote for CNN.

In a humiliating night for the Prime Minister, Mrs May saw Tory ranks at Westminster reduced from 330 to 318 - with one constituency left to declare - while eight ministers were culled from the Government's front benches. "This is still on".

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