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UK Elections: May says she will form new British govt

May had called an election three years early in the hope of winning a stronger mandate

Stephen Castle & Steven Erlanger | NYT  |  London 

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, smarting from a humbling snap-election defeat that cost her Conservative Party its governing majority, said on Friday that her party would stay in power by forming a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland. “What the country needs more than ever is certainty, and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the general election, it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and the ability to provide that certainty, by commanding a majority in the ...

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First Published: Sat, June 10 2017. 01:16 IST