Trump offers 'support' to May after polls setback

He said it was impossible to predict whether she would still be prime minister at the end of the year.

But by 1996, his majority slowly disintegrated as MPs defected and resigned - triggering bye-elections and leaving his regime in disarray. Owen Paterson, a senior Conservative lawmaker, said "let's see how it pans out", when asked about May's future.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks must start quickly.

"Nearly 13 million people voted for us to do it".

Labour won 262 seats in the General Election, up from the 232 secured by Ed Miliband in 2015, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats.

She said: "We will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge".

But just hours later, DUP leader Arlene Foster was more reserved in her enthusiasm. The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

To stay in power, the Conservatives are seeking support from Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. "We can still do this", he continued.

On Friday, May announced her plans to form the coalition between Tories and the DUP.

The survey also showed voters for Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP said they mostly did so because they trusted the motives of the party, and also because they preferred that party's promises. "This is still on".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend Holy Communion at St Andrew's Church in Sonning, Berkshire, England, Sunday, June 11, 2017.

US President Donald Trump has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that he looks forward to working with her in strengthening bilateral ties after she made a decision to form a minority government following snap polls, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

The results of the UK's general election are in. but there wasn't a clear victor. Instead, May emerged from Thursday's election having lost her Conservative majority in the House of Commons and forced to try to cobble together a minority government with the help of a party from Northern Ireland.

If May was right that her party's narrow majority impaired her ability to negotiate optimal terms for withdrawal from the European Union, it's hard to see how she (or another Conservative prime minister) wouldn't be at an even greater disadvantage negotiating on behalf of a minority government.

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