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15 June 2017, 02:32 | Kara Nash
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The British pound fell dramatically Friday morning after election results showed that the Conservative Party had lost the majority in Parliament. The Liberal Democrats, who ran on a full-throated, pro-European platform, increased their representation in Parliament by clinching new seats in the Scottish Highlands.
"As we're the party that won the most seats and most votes we are the only party in a position to form a government", Ms May said.
May had called a snap election in the unshakeable belief it would strengthen her Conservative Party's numbers in the House of Commons and allow her a smooth follow-through in the execution of Brexit, UK's exit from the European Union.
After noon, May was driven from her official Downing Street residence to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system.
To retain her role as Prime Minister, May moved quickly announcing her intention to pursue a partnership with the DUP, a small party from Northern Ireland known for pursuing a more socially conservative agenda than the Tories.
Michael Geary, a fellow at the Wilson Center think tank, said: "The Conservatives will remain the biggest party and will mostly likely govern alone albeit with DUP support from the backbenches".
"I think if we'd had a large Conservative majority like all the polling was pointing to, then Theresa May could've pushed through her version of Brexit which is outside the single market, outside the customs union with tight control over migration, and not giving much money into the EU pot in terms of paying for access", explains French.
When May called the election seven weeks ago, she was seeking to capitalize on opinion polls showing that her Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party. In a "soft" Brexit, there is both more free trade between the United Kingdom and Europe and also more freedom of movement between the United Kingdom and EU.
National security was also a major issue of the election campaign following recent and deadly terror attacks in the country.
"At the same time we must in my view seek to deliver an open Brexit, not a closed one, which puts our country's economic growth first". The former prime minister of Finland, Alexander Stubb, tweeted, "Looks like we might need a time-out in the #Brexit negotiations".
Jeremy Corbyn was pictured joining a children's football training session in Islington as one of his MPs said Labour missed an "open goal" to beat Theresa May and the Tories in the General Election. "I said at the start this election was wrong".
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The PM said taxpayers should not have to subsidise the social care of elderly people who have a "very significant value" property. Both leaders took a pummelling from voters over a swathe of controversial policies, but neither seemed to lose their calm.
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