LONDON, June 9 Prime Minister Theresa May said
on Friday she would form a new government to provide certainty
and lead Britain in talks with the European Union to secure a
successful Brexit deal.
On the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence,
May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her
"friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after
her governing Conservatives failed to win a majority.
"We will continue to work with our friends and allies in the
Democratic Unionist Party in particular," she said.
"Our two parties have enjoyed a strong relationship over
many years and this gives me the confidence to believe that we
will be able to work together in the interests of the whole
(Reporting by Kate Holton, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing
by David Milliken)