The market digests Tory-DUP deal

The market digests Tory-DUP deal

The exit poll proved pretty accurate, in the end. At the time of writing, the Conservative Party has won 318 seats in this week's snap election, with just Kensington yet to declare its result. Falling short of the 326 seats needed to secure a majority, this left voters with a hung parliament. The Conservative leader Theresa May will seek to form a minority government assisted by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. Mrs May has committed to staying on as leader of the Conservatives, despite calls from Labour and Tory party members to step aside.

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