May to Stay in Power with Support of Northern Ireland Unionists
Theresa May is determined to stay in power, despite losing her Conservative Party’s majority in the election.
- Britain’s ruling Conservatives have lost their majority in Parliament, going down from 329 to 318 seats.
- But they should be able to govern with support from the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which has ten seats.
- Labour won 40 percent support — close to the Conservatives’ 42.4 percent — and 261 seats.
- Labour could only form a government with support from all other parties except the Conservatives. That seems unlikely.
- Prime Minister Theresa May, the Conservative Party leader, has said she will not step down today, but a leadership challenge is expected at some point.