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Theresa May has said she will form a Conservative government backed by the DUP, claiming it can bring "certainty" to the UK. reports citing Independent.

After visiting the Queen, the Prime Minister claimed there was a "strong relationship" between the two parties, amid concern over the DUP's controversial anti-abortion and anti-LGBT policies.

The UK voted for hung parliament after shock losses for the Conservatives in the 2017 general election.

With 649 of 650 seats declared, the Tories had 318 seats - eight short of the figure needed to win outright - with Labour on 261, the SNP on 35 and Liberal Democrats on 12.

Jeremy Corbyn's party increase its share of the vote by 9.6 per cent, while the Tories were up 5.5 per cent, the Liberal Democrats, Greens and SNP saw small loses and Ukip's vote collapsed.

Paul Nuttall resigned as the party's leader after claiming its work "was not done", while Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Farron attacked Ms May for her decision to hold an election.

2017.06.09 / 20:15
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