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Theresa May's Waning Support

She struck a weak deal with the DUP, formerly supportive newspapers called on her step aside, and two of her aides resigned.
Source: Hannah Mckay / Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May’s fragile hold as head of her party weakened Saturday. Two of her top aides resigned after complaints from leadership in her own Conservative Party, and the strong deal she needed with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which would give her Conservative Party a narrow majority, was instead a “confidence and supply” arrangement. This means May must negotiate with them

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