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United Kingdom likely to have coalition government; British PM visits the Queen for permission
In the British Parliament elections, with the results of 649 of 650 seats declared, the Conservatives have won 318 seats (42 per cent vote share) while the Labour Party has won 261 seats (40 per cent vote share), the media reported. For the Conservatives, election results have been shocking since they lost 12 seats of sitting MPs forcing them to go for a coalition government.

In the polls, the Scottish National Party won 35 seats, the Liberal Democrats 12 and the Democratic Unionist Party got 10.  The Conservatives have eight seats short of the figure needed for simple majority. It is said a deal has been worked out with Democratic Unionist Party which has won 10 seats to form a coalition government if permitted by the Queen.

Voter turnout in the election was at 68.7 per cent and young voters turned out in big numbers in this snap poll election.

British Prime Minister Theresa May had called the snap poll expecting a resounding mandate for Brexit negotiations, however, the results were a total disappointment for the Conservatives.

Meanwhile, May has visited the Buckingham Palace to seek the Queen's permission to form the government on the plea that hers was the single largest party with the most seats and the most votes.

She has requested the Queen to permit formation of the coalition government with the Democratic Unionist Party as a partner which has won 10 seats.

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