Theresa May says she will form new UK government

Theresa May Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 09, 2017, 12.20 PM (IST)

Theresa May said on Friday she will form a new British government with backing from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) after losing the majority in the UK general elections.
 
May says she will form a government that will provide certainty.
 
"I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen and I will now form a government -- a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country," she said after returning from Buckingham Palace to her Downing Street office in London.

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She also said she'll stick to the timetable for Britain to leave the European Union.
 
May’s Conservative party won most seats in Thursday's general election but lost its parliamentary majority.
 
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who was expected to lose badly has made a huge comeback strengthening his claim over his party. 
 
Earlier, May visited the Buckingham Palace to seek permission from Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government.

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May said on Friday she will form a new British government with backing from the Democratic Unionist Party after losing majority in the UK general elections

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