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    UK General Election 2017 (130)

    The agreement between the UK Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland will only apply to such crucial issues as economy and security, and will not involve views on social issues, UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said Sunday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the United Kingdom held a snap general election, which resulted in a hung parliament as the Conservatives failed to secure an overall majority in the House of Commons and fell short of the required 326 seats while the DUP got 10 seats in the election. The election was called by UK Prime Minister Theresa May in order to unify the parliament ahead of the Brexit talks with Brussels.

    "Well, let's be very clear. Just because they are going to support us and they are agreeing to support us on the economic issues, the big economic and security issues faced in this country, it does not mean that we agree with all of their views," Fallon told the BBC broadcaster.

    UK General Election 2017 (130)
    British Conservative Party, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), United Kingdom
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