UK vote shows discontent over May`s Brexit strategy: Germany

In the aftermath of one of the most sensational nights in British electoral history, politicians and commentators called May's decision to hold the election a colossal mistake and derided her performance on the campaign trail. The Conservative Party led by Theresa May has so far claimed 318 seats out of a combined 650, down 12 from what it had before.

The election results create uncertainty surrounding the negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union. "Over the next five years build a country in which no one and no community is left behind, a country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared across this United Kingdom".

"I think the Conservative Party needs to recognise it can not re-enter government in the way it is at the moment, in its unstable, divided form".

With the bulk of seats declared in the General Election, no party has gained a clear majority.

Local Conservative figures have criticised the party's national campaign strategy and said their manifesto was "a disaster".

Labour increased its tally from 232 in 2015 to 261, building on a resurgence led by its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

"If, as the indications have shown, if this is correct, that the Conservative Party has won the most seats and probably the most votes, then it will be incumbent on us to ensure we have that period of stability and that is exactly what we will do", May said.

While her Conservatives will likely remain the largest party - and may even have a majority to govern - they are losing seats.

May has announced that she has come to an arrangement with the small Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, which won 10 seats, giving them a combined 328-just enough to pass legislation. The latter has ten seats, so a deal with the Conservatives would result in a government with a very slim majority for parliamentary votes. "This is a major disaster for her personal authority over the country and the Conservative Party, particularly because she made this election all about her "strong and stable" leadership", Jane Merrick wrote for CNN. For this rise, experts have credited the fierce campaigning from the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy.

May called an election three years ahead of schedule, at a time when her party was well ahead in the polls. While Theresa May has been on her best while discussing Brexit, many believed that her campaigns lacked any connection and she couldn't sustain the arguments on Brexit. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka of the Czech Republic told Czech Television that "now it will be necessary to wait for who will form a government and what this government will bring to negotiations over Brexit", Reuters reports. The Liberal Democrats, who had wanted a second Brexit referendum, saw barely any change in their vote share 0f 7% -but increased their seats from eight to 12, their first gains since 2005.