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The development is an embarrassing turn for the British Prime Minister, who called the vote three years earlier than required, in a bid to give her a strong position in Brexit negotiations. May is under pressure after the Conservatives lost their parliamentary majority in Thursday's election.

"It is the policy of both the Conservative party and the UK Labour party to respect the Brexit referendum result".

Theresa May, leader of the Conservative Party, will remain prime minister and plans on forming a minority government with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland.

In a statement outside Downing Street, the 60-year-old premier promised to "fulfil the promise of Brexit". May won the Conservative leadership without a contest, so the party will be keen to test her successor in a leadership race.

"We will welcome any such deal being agreed, as it will provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond", the spokeswoman added. The group has now lost its overall majority in Parliament.

The Conservatives and the DUP, a socially conservative party that backed Brexit, are expected to work together on a vote-by-vote basis rather than enter a formal alliance.

Chancellor Philip Hammond, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Secretary David Davis have all been kept on in their roles.

"Hard Brexit went in the rubbish bin tonight", said former Conservative finance minister George Osborne, as Paul Nuttall, outgoing head of the anti-E.U. "But we are nine days off from the Brexit talks starting", he told BBC Radio. But "we know when they must end".

"Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of "no negotiations", Donald Tusk, leader of the EU's ruling council, wrote in a tweet.

May had threatened to walk away from the talks rather than accept a "bad deal", with Britain s exit bill and the fate of European Union citizens in Britain among the early obstacles.

"We need a government that can act", said EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Our negotiations with the European Union will be stifled by parliamentary and legal challenges every single inch of the way, wasting untold time and money.

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The result also prompted criticism of May from within her own ranks as well as from the Opposition.

Speaking after visiting Buckingham Palace Mrs May said only her party had the "legitimacy" to govern, despite falling eight seats short of a majority.

'There's a possibility of voting the Queen's Speech down and we're going to push that all the way'.

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed ministers to her shaky government Sunday, as some Conservative colleagues rallied to support her - and others said her days were numbered after last week's disastrous election.

May continued to organize her government on Saturday.

"It's an issue very close to my heart and one that I wanted categoric assurances from the prime minister on, and I received (them)", said Davidson, who is engaged to be married to her female partner.

The Times newspaper's front page declared "May stares into the abyss".

"Britain is about to find out the price of that failure".

More from the Beeb here including the discussions that May is having with the Scottish Conservative Party leader over LGBTI rights which could yet prove crucial in these fragile times. In terms of the Brexit negotiations, it was the worst possible election result.

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum previous year in what became popularly known as Brexit.

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