British Prime Minister Theresa May was hanging by a thread Friday morning after Britain’s parliamentary election ended in a hung parliament, leaving both parties without a majority. With most results in early Friday, May’s Conservative Party had received more seats than Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, but not enough for her to govern without the help of minority parties. The results were a disaster for May, who had called the election three years earlier than required when opinion polls suggested she’d win a landslide victory. The uncertain result is also likely to delay Brexit talks, which were scheduled to begin in less than two weeks. After the results were announced, May vowed to attempt to form a government despite the lack of a majority, saying, “At this time more than anything else, this country needs a period of stability.” Corbyn, meanwhile, called for May to step down over her “lost votes, lost support, and lost confidence.” May’s Conservative Party is expected to take 318 seats to Labour’s 262. A total of 326 seats are required for a majority.
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