What consequences will the UK election have?

Corbyn's momentum can dislodge Theresa May

Corbyn lacks the majority needed in parliament

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The people’s leader. In the UK, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party dealt a decisive blow to Theresa May and the Tory Party’s attempt at a majority in parliament, and should aim to fully govern, suggests Sean O’Grady of the Independent. Labour didn’t win, but it is clear how big a loss this was for the Tories. Corbyn should use his momentum and vie to become Prime Minister. The British people have made their voices heard loud and clear by supporting his movement and standing against May’s way of leading, centrism and "hard" Brexit stance. She should accept defeat and resign, given her immense miscalculation.

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Shaken but standing. Theresa May is on the path to a coalition between her Tory Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), write Rajeev Syal and Henry McDonald for the Guardian. The DUP are opposed to Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister due to his past dialogues with the IRA, so it is likely that May will stay in power. While the Tories would have to make some concessions, this coalition would leave them with enough seats in parliament to remain in power. Together, they would work on a Brexit strategy that best suits the UK. Corbyn outperformed expectations during the election, but lacks the majority needed to lead.

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