Across Europe, the unexpected results of Britain’s snap election immediately called into question the future of the negotiations over the British exit from the European Union.
The British Prime Minister May carried out the Brexit campaign ahead of the referendum in the UK and took over from David Cameron as PM. Prime Minister Theresa May announced on 29 March the separation of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) in accordance with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. May’s Conservative Party wants to leave the common market and customs union of the EU in the Brexit process.
Although next elections will be held in 2020, May had decided for a snap election. It was predicted that May would be stronger in the elections when he made this decision. This means that the Conservatives have lost the absolute majority in parliament.
As a result of this election, it seems to be hearing comments that Brexit negotiations are likely to fail in a parliament where no one can get the majority. According to the uncertain results of the election in the UK, it is no longer possible for a party to have power alone.
The EU will be more stronger when it is negotiating with a weak and parliamentary government. Of course, it is not hard to think that the EU will evaluate such an opportunity.