UK Election Result 2017: Hung Parliament

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May, jolted by the electoral setback, however, remained defiant to calls for her resignation and vowed to form a minority government with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Rachel Sheard, who was casting her vote near the site of Saturday's attack in London, said the election had not gone as expected - and that it certainly wasn't about Brexit.

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The results mean May will need to form a government even as Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the far-left Labor Party, called for her to resign.

The results - a sort of turnaround in fortunes for both major parties - have thrown that timetable into doubt.

Her calculations backfired. After the deeply disappointing result for the Tories announced on Friday, and a surge in seats for the Opposition Labour Party, Ms. May - whose authority appears greatly diminished - now says it is "incumbent" on her party to give the country "stability".

The pound hit an eight-week low against the dollar and its lowest levels in seven months versus the euro before recovering slightly after May said she would form a government backed by her "friends" in the DUP. Instead of accepting defeat, however, May claims that she will continue to push for Brexit negotiations. Well, the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence.

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, added: "We don't know when Brexit talks start".

May has said she favors a "hard" Brexit. But with the 2017 General Election resulting in a hung parliament, a number of artists from the United Kingdom have taken to their respective social media accounts to share their views.

She also declined to take part in TV debates, which was also regarded as damaging.

Today, Corbyn said that he had "changed the face of British politics" and that politics "isn't going back into the box where it was before".

'I'm very happy about that.

Visibly exhausted, May said that she obviously "wanted a different result" in Thursday's vote and that she is "sorry for all those colleagues who lost their seats who didn't deserve to lose".

Labour picked up 29 seats and the Tories were on course to lose 13 seats.

May's Conservative Party won the most seats overall in the House of Commons but fell well short of a majority. With a handful of seats still to be declared, the Conservatives were predicted to win 318 seats, down from 331 in 2015 - yet another upset in a turbulent year since the European Union referendum in June 2016.

More than 10,000 tweets containing the phrases "Bernie would have won" or "Bernie could have won" were on Twitter just 12 hours after the polls closed in Britain.

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