Although Theresa May is in office, she continues to lose power in the U.K. https://t.co/8Jxi9jclUD— Axios (@axios) June 10, 2017
In case you're hung up on what a hung parliament actually means for the United Kingdom: https://t.co/cjrBAriS1s— Shane Savitsky (@ssavitsky) June 9, 2017
Yesterday's snap general election in the United Kingdom produced a shocking result: a hung parliament. It's not what PM Theresa May expected when she called this election six weeks ago to strengthen her hand ahead of the formal Brexit negotiations — and the result might mean more political chaos for the country in the near future.
Where things stand right now:
- May will remain as PM with a minority government headed by her Conservative Party. The Conservatives are discussing a pact with the right-wing Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, but there is no formal coalition agreement yet.
- After facing down a no-confidence vote triggered by his own MPs last year, this result is a huge success for the Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn and his brand of left-wing politics.
- Brexit is still on — the European Union has already begun trolling May — but its ultimate scope and structure is certainly in question.