July 13, 2017 / 9:10 AM / 2 years ago

May shed a 'little tear' over election failure

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May awaits a speech from Spain's King Felipe at the Palace of Westminster in London, Britain July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said she cried a “little tear” when the exit poll revealed she had failed to win an overall majority in a June 8 snap election.

May told BBC radio she felt “devastated” when the results came in, revealing she had lost her parliamentary majority, despite her call on Britons to give her a strong mandate to negotiate Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Costas Pitas

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