Theresa May struggles to keep her job after a disastrous snap election

There had been speculation Mr Hammond, the Chancellor, would be vulnerable in a post-election re-shuffle and the decision to leave him in the Treasury was being seen as a sign of her weakness after her Commons majority was wiped out.

The 10 elected members of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) from Northern Ireland may have a disproportionate word in Brexit negotiations, after the ruling Conservative Party lost its majority in Parliament Thursday. "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend but I think it is too soon to talk about what we're going to do", she said.

For instance, Menon said, some pro-EU Conservative legislators may wait until the Brexit legislative program comes to Parliament to start attacking it. "And I am sorry for all those candidates and hardworking party workers who were not successful, but also particularly sorry for those colleagues who were MPs and ministers who contributed so much to our country and who lost their seats and did not deserve to lose their seats", she said in a televised interview from Downing Street. It will be more hard for a Conservative government to walk away from the European Union without a trade deal, as May has threatened to do. The U.K. government has already triggered EU Article 50 officially withdrawing from the union but trade negotiations still must follow.

"The British have spoken, they have voted, and have given the Conservative party a majority, albeit a simple majority, which is something of a surprise", French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told Europe 1 radio.

However, in an election shock seats swung to Labour, which won Battersea, Shipley, Bury North and Stockton South among others from the Conservatives.

May has confirmed five of her most senior ministers will remain in their pre-election roles.

While the parties are closely aligned they differ on issues such as pensions and the details of Britain's exit from the European Union.

The DUP were seen for many years as the radical element of the unionist movement during the conflict in Northern Ireland and throughout the peace process, overtaking the Ulster Unionist Party as the biggest group in the years following the Good Friday Agreement.

Whilst she hopes to continue as Prime Minister, others have called for her to step down.

- There are 650 seats in the House of Commons up for grabs at the election.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed a new chief of staff following the resignation of her two top aides. But that'd make for a pretty weak government.

The Conservatives could be forced to compromise to win DUP backing.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall, meanwhile, fell on his sword after just six months in the job, after slumping to a distant third place in Skegness & Boston on a woeful night for the Eurosceptic party, which shed swathes of voters to Labour and Conservatives.

Jeremy Corbyn has said the Labour Party is "ready to serve" following the election result, but added that he would not do any deals or pacts. The currency has been highly volatile in the last year, from $1.50 a year ago before the Brexit vote to below $1.18 briefly in October.

When a reporter asked for his reaction to the election in Britain, Trump said, "Surprising".

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