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Theresa May has visited Buckingham Palace to seek permission to form a new government, despite losing her Commons majority, the BBC reports.
She is seeking to stay in office on the understanding that the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland will support her minority administration.
Theresa May said in a speech following a 20-minute visit to the Buckingham Palace, May said “her government will provide certainty and work to keep the country safe and secure.”
The Prime Minister promised to “guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union.”