European Union ready to start Brexit negotiations, says Merkel

Theresa May has said she is "sorry" for the election result which cost some Tory MPs their seats.

May, who went into the election with a reputation for quiet competence, was criticized for a lackluster campaigning style and for a plan to force elderly people to pay more for their care, a proposal her opponents dubbed the "dementia tax". "This is a very bad moment for the Conservative Party, and we need to take stock", Conservative lawmaker Anna Soubry said.

May met with the Queen of England Friday morning, giving a statement saying that, with the support of the Northern Irish party, she will form her own government.

The gamble failed, with the Conservative party losing its strong polling lead over the course of the campaign.

Noting the "crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days", May said the new government will work to fulfill the will of United Kingdom voters who decided previous year to leave the European Union.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, said the early results showed May had lost her mandate and called for her to resign. The DUP's 10 seats push May to 328, two seats above the threshold for a working majority.

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Arlene Foster, head of the DUP that now props up May's government, also wants a softer approach.

As a parliamentary system, the UK's government is formed by the party that holds the majority of seats in the parliament.

Instead, her strategy backfired as the election took away the Conservative majority and sent the country into political turmoil.

As she battled to form her cabinet amid depleted resources, May made clear there would be no major changes.

However she said he, along with foreign secretary Boris Johnson, home secretary Amber Rudd, defence secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit minister David Davis would remain in their posts.

May called the election called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of European Union exit talks. "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate and the mandate is that she has lost seats", he said after his win from his seat at Islington North in north London.

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The British pollsters - and prime minister - have come up short once again.

The shocking election result has caused great embarrassment to Mrs May, who called a snap election in April believing she could wipe out her opposition and gain greater control in the House of Commons.

"We are ready to serve the people who have put their trust in us", he said.

According to The Guardian's geographic breakdown of Thursday's results, Corbyn found particular support around some of Britain's biggest cities, including London and Manchester, which have both seen deadly terrorist attacks rock their communities within the past few weeks. May had been misled by polls indicating that the Conservative Party would be able to decimate the Labour Party, which appeared to be in disarray under the leadership of socialist Jeremy Corbyn. Virtually anyone working in British politics thought that Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May was certain to win.

Plus, incumbent Theresa May is less likely to secure support from other parties given her inclination toward a hard Brexit, as per the source. May and her conservatives will now have to work with minority parties in an attempt to form a coalition government that could keep her in the top spot. Without the amendments, he said Labour would try to vote down the speech.

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