Elections in Britain: the Prime-Minister lost but will not resign
The parliamentary elections in Britain on 8 June resulted in a “hung” parliament and a need for coalitions and compromise between the opposing parties.
The elections were initiated by Prime-Minister Theresa May in order to win more seats for her Conservative Party and to make talks on Brexit easier for her. May stands for a swift and a decisive Brexit scenario.
The results proved to the contrary. The Tories lost some seats despite the formal victory.
The Labour Party has strengthened it`s position with 261 seats against the 318 controlled by the Tories. From a total of 650 seats, the remainder belong to minor parties, on which the coalitions will depend on from now on.
The “hung” parliament means the parties are to seek coalitions to form a government.
Despite the loss, Theresa May is not planning to resign, BBC reports.
If an attempt to form a new government fails a second time, Britain will face new elections.