Theresa May rejects calls to resign after stunning loss

In more specific terms, then the immediate implication of the British general election to China will depend entirely on how Theresa May is able to weather what is now her biggest challenge - negotiations to agree the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union.

Sen. Bernie Sanders congratulated Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party he leads for what's being called one of the most stunning upsets in United Kingdom political history. "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate and the mandate is that she has lost seats", he said in his victory speech, claiming on Twitter earlier that the Labour party had "changed the face of British politics". The Telegraph said senior Conservatives including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, interior minister Amber Rudd and Brexit minister David Davis were taking soundings over whether to replace her.

On Friday, May announced that she would form a new government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, which was founded by Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley and which in the past has shared power with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Party, in Northern Ireland.

But despite agreeing to talk with the Tories, the DUP stopped short of agreeing to enter a formal coalition - meaning the pact is far from "strong and stable".

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The surprisingly lackluster performance of the Conservatives in Britain's snap election yesterday has dealt a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump, who was answering a shouted question from a reporter during an Oval Office photo opportunity, did not expand on his comment. Its former leader, Nigel Farage - whose Brexiteering arguably got Britain into this mess in the first place - said himself that it appeared UKIP was inconsequential in this election.

May had sought to capitalize on Britons' desire to quit the European Union and the perceived weakness of opposition Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

10, Downing Street - the home of the British Prime Minister - will continue to house Theresa May, for now.

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"I'm never going to give in arguing for what I believe is a pathway to a majority Labour government", he added.

The BBC's latest projections predict the Conservatives will get 318 of Parliament's 650 seats, meaning the party would struggle to govern alone.

Because it wasn't just opponents that called for Mrs May to resign - some within her own party, like Anna Soubry, were also very vocal in their criticism. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic told Czech Television that "now it will be necessary to wait for who will form a government and what this government will bring to negotiations over Brexit", Reuters reports. For a General Election ostensibly called because of Brexit, discussions were limited to which leader was trusted to deliver it, rather than what "it" would look like.

"We are ready for the negotiations". Traders tried to balance their aversion to political uncertainty with the view that a weaker government in London might end up agreeing to a softer, more economically advantageous, Brexit.

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While Britain's voters sent a clear signal of dissatisfaction to the ruling Conservatives, they were not prepared to put the opposition Labour Party into power.

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