IN MAJOR UPSET, BRITISH CONSERVATIVE PARTY APPEARS TO HAVE LOST ITS MAJORITY

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a new election may have cost her party its majority in the House of Commons according to the Guardian.

With an eye towards earning a crushing mandate for Brexit, the Prime Minister called for an early election in April. It appears that her strategy backfired.

Just several weeks ago, polls were predicting that the Conservative Party would pick up an extra 100 seats in this snap election. Based on exit polling, Conservatives may have actually lost 12 seats.

Based on the exit polling, no single British party has a majority, leading to a situation called a, “hung parliament“.

In cases of a hung parliament, a government must be made up by a coalition of parties for the purpose of forming a majority. These types of parliamentary coalitions are inherently unstable, thus there is a likelihood of another British election on the horizon.

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