Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

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       Theresa May will still be British prime minister but for how long

While Americans were tuned into former FBI Director James Comey's Senate hearing yesterday, the British were headed to the polls-again.

United States President Donald Trump has called the results of the British election - which left May struggling to hold on to power - "surprising".

Corbyn said that he still could become the United Kingdom prime minister following snap general election where the Conservative party lost parliamentary majority.

The talks, which the European Union wants to ensure a legally smooth British departure, would be more uncertain without a strong negotiating partner, he said. Read on to find out what happened, and what comes next. But in one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, a resurgent Labour Party denied her an outright win, throwing the country into political turmoil.

Even if the Conservatives had increased their majority materially, there was unlikely to be significant additional certainty about what Brexit meant.

The final seat will continue to undergo recounts through Friday evening. Meanwhile, the Labour Party surged, winning 29 seats in areas where the party's lukewarm support for the Brexit played well.

The SNP has 35 seats and the Lib Dems 12.

The gamble failed, with the Conservative party losing its strong polling lead over the course of the campaign.

When May called the election back in April, she-and many others-assumed a Conservative victory was a done deal. Her presidential style made her appear aloof and did not sit well with voters. The Conservatives are forecast to win 314 seats, followed by Labour with 266 seats.

Labour party Leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a thumbs up as he arrives at Labour Party headquarters in central London, June 9, 2017.

The Prime Minister's campaign was widely criticised for not engaging with voters and stumbling on key issues.

"Theresa May is certainly the strongest leader that we have at the moment", David Jones, a junior Brexit minister, told the BBC. "Now let's get to work", she said.

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

If the government fails, or May receives a vote of no confidence from the majority of MPs, there could either be yet another general election, or Corbyn could take a shot at forming a government.

After the voting, Corbyn called on May to resign. If it is, Theresa May did not mention it after returning from her meeting with HM The Queen. "The task of restoring orderly government in order to make sense of Brexit is now a national emergency, and it falls to them".

It did not help Mrs May, who in her previous role as home secretary had overseen cuts in the number of police officers.

In the immediate aftermath of the result, a narrative is developing that the hung parliament may result in a softer Brexit.

But beneath the bravado was a creeping reality: Voters may have thrust a dagger through the heart of a young premiership that only days ago had looked to be on the verge of achieving power of Thatcher-esque proportions.

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