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Theresa May to see Queen as Tories aim to govern without majority

13 June 2017

"As a default, Theresa May would stay as PM and the Conservatives attempt to form a government, possibly supported by Northern Ireland's Unionist parties". "The party that has lost is the Conservative Party, the arguments it put forward in this election have lost".

A record number of 51 black, Asian and ethnic minority MPs have been elected to the British Parliament in the 2017 General Election that was held on Thursday.

May's Labour rival Jeremy Corbyn, once written off by his opponents as a no-hoper, said May should step down and he wanted to form a minority government. And Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron pledged during the election not to go into coalition with either the Tories or Labour.

DUP leaders said in a statement that there were "no red lines" on the topic of supporting the Conservatives in Parliament.

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In a statement he said: "The statutory deadline to restore a functioning Executive to Northern Ireland is 29 June". Mrs Foster branded some of the commentary and analysis about her party as "inaccurate and misleading".

Instead, her election gamble to gain strength in the European Union negotiations fizzled and the Conservatives lost their majority while Jeremy Corbyn's rival Labour Party gained power.

In practice, she requires a working majority of only 322 MPs because Sinn Fein - who now have seven seats - abstains from Westminster and the Speaker does not vote in Parliament.

ITV political editor Robert Peston said ministers would prefer a coalition deal, rather than a less formal vote-based one, under which the DUP would agree to support May on key policy issues.

"Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over many years", she said.

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"We will enter discussions with the Conservatives to explore how it may be possible to bring stability to our nation at this time of great challenge", Arlene Foster, 46, the party's current leader, was quoted as saying to the British press.

The new Parliament will be sworn in on 13 June, although May has until 19 June to work out the full terms of the Conservatives' agreement with the DUP.

May says it's "a Cabinet that reflects the wealth of talent and experience across the Conservative Party" and "a government that is going to be governing for everyone".

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Mrs May would be able to pass this crucial figure with the support of the DUP but the Ulster party will demand significant concessions in return for propping up her adminstration. In the most dramatic result of the night, the Irish republican party won Foyle - which mainly comprises the city of Londonderry - by just 169 votes, taking the seat from the moderate nationalist Social Democratic and Labour party.

Theresa May to see Queen as Tories aim to govern without majority