The United Kingdom now has its second hung parliament in less than a decade. The last time this happened in 2010, the Conservatives led by David Cameron were able to form a coalition with the Liberal Democrats in order to gain a majority. Now, it seems they are in a similar position, having won the plurality but not the majority with 42% of the vote and losing many seats to Labour.
This election has many implications. Theresa May called for the election three years early after less than a year as Prime Minister, believing it would solidify her support in Brexit negotiations. In the aftermath, she has confirmed she will continue on in her position, but should she still be Prime Minister? How will Brexit negotiations be affected? Since the Conservatives intend to form an alliance with the Democratic Unionist Party, what impact will this coalition have on government and politics in the U.K. until the next election? I am not a U.K. citizen, but I do recognize that this is an election of great importance in uncertain times, and it is definitely worth discussing.