Democratic Unionists in Northern Ireland become election key

But there was a big screw-up, really, by Theresa May halfway through the campaign where she unveiled a policy which seemed to target core Tory, Conservative voters on social care, the costs of social care. Just after noon, she was driven the short distance from Downing Street to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth for permission to form a government - a formality under the British system.

But in one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, a resurgent Labour Party denied her an outright win, throwing the country into political turmoil.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Commission, urged the May government to get on with negotiations, noting that the United Kingdom has less than two years to extricate itself from the EU - which is considered a gargantuan task.

The Conservative Party has been dependent on Irish politicians before: Prime Minister John Major relied on support from the Ulster Unionist Party to shore up his tiny majority in 1992-1997.

If she is to succeed in delivering the wishes of 52 percent of the public and take Britain out of the European Union, she must find a way to secure the full support of her party to pass legislation preparing for and enacting the departure.

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Zaidi also noted that in these elections , political parties can not issue any whip to their MPs and MLAs in the matter of voting. The total value of votes in the electoral college for the presidential poll is 10,98,882 with the majority mark at 5,49,442.

Foster has informed that she was entering discussions with May over the details of any arrangement that would prop up a minority government. Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce.

It was created in 1971, and is "Unionist" because it supports Northern Ireland being a part of the United Kingdom, instead of being part of the Republic of Ireland.

Ms Davidson, who wields considerable influence after the Scottish Conservatives won 13 seats, said: "I want to ensure that we can look again at issues like Brexit which we know we are now going to have to get cross-party support for".

With ten seats, the DUP became the kingmakers who will allow the Conservatives to push ahead with Britain's exit from the European Union.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster recently denied the party was homophobic.

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"I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all the people of this country".

"The prime minister has spoken with me this morning", Foster said.

Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack said the DUP's stance on abortion has left women in Northern Ireland in "dire circumstances" and described the potential tie-up with the Tories as a "coalition of cruelty".

The result was a personal humiliation for Mrs May who called the election three years before she had to to bolster her position in Parliament as she embarked on the negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the EU. (She didn't join other European leaders in a strongly-worded joint statement criticizing the U.S., however.) Her party's election manifesto-the cornerstone document of the party's campaign- commits the party to "lead worldwide action against climate change".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, riding a wave of acclaim for his party's unexpectedly strong showing, called on May to resign.

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DUP's climate change views were also under the spotlight when the party appointed climate change denier Sammy Wilson as its environment minister. "May fights to remain PM", said the front page of the Daily Telegraph, while the Times of London said: "May stares into the abyss".

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