May Vows to Stay on for Brexit After Forging a Loose Alliance – Bloomberg

May Vows to Stay on for Brexit After Forging a Loose Alliance – Bloomberg

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A weakened Theresa May began to form a fragile new U.K. government as she battled to stay on as prime minister despite losing her parliamentary majority in a disastrous election gamble.

“I will now form a government,” she said from a lectern outside her official residence in 10 Downing Street in London. “What the country needs more than ever is certainty.”

May speaks outside number 10 Downing Street in London, June 9.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

She concluded her short statement by saying “now, let’s get to work.”

May’s Conservatives will need support from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party in order to pass laws in the House of Commons after losing the right to rule Britain on their own in Thursday’s vote. The two parties reached an understanding on Friday morning that will allow her to keep power.

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