Conservatives and DUP agree to “confidence and supply” deal:

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DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and PM Theresa May (right) in 2016. (CREDIT: PA)

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) have came to an agreement – a “confidence and supply” deal – with the Conservative Party which will form the basis of Theresa May’s minority government.

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2017 General Election ends in Hung Parliament:

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Theresa May after the election reseults (CREDIT: REUTERS)

The 2017 General Election has ended in a Hung Parliament, with the Conservative Party losing their majority, but still remaining the largest party with 318 seats (with 649 out of 650 seats declared).

This is one result that no one could have predicted when Theresa May first called the election on the 18th of April. The Conservative Party had a hefty lead over the Labour Party in the first week, as much as 25% in one poll, but that lead slowly dwindled as the weeks progressed.

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