UK PM May strikes deal to get DUP support for her minority government

British Prime Minister Theresa May has struck a deal with a Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure support for her minority government. May’s Conservative party has been in talks with the Northern Irish party, since it lost a majority in the June 8th election.

The DUP agreed that its 10 lawmakers will back May’s Government in key votes, such as on Brexit legislation and budgets. In return, May’s government will invest 1.27 billion dollars, over the next 2 years in Northern Ireland’s infrastructure and health services.

May said in a statement that the deal will give her government the certainty it needs to negotiate the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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