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    Northern Ireland's DUP party will give its informal backing to the UK Conservative Party amid the results recent general election.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) party will give its informal backing to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party, which failed to secure a majority in the general election, local media reported Friday.

    "DUP will give Theresa May and the Conservatives its backing in Parliament and says there is no need for a formal coalition deal," Sky News cited its sources as saying.

    Reports indicate that the DUP would support May under a "confidence and supply" rule where a minority government is supported by a smaller party on key points in exchange for concessions.

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