U.K.: May's Gambit Backfires, Complicating the Brexit Road Ahead

Jun 9, 2017 | 08:11 GMT

The U.K. elections have returned a hung parliament. With three seats yet to be declared, the Conservative Party has won just 316 seats -- well short of the 326 needed to hold a majority in parliament. The Labour Party has won 261 seats, an increase of 29. For Prime Minister Theresa May, who called the snap election with her Tories holding a 17-seat working majority and a 20-point lead in the polls and expecting to secure a 100-plus seat majority, this is a disaster. BBC sources close to May have said that she will not resign immediately, but it is hard to see how she can carry on in the role beyond the short term....

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