UK PM reaches accord with N. Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to hold power

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an outline agreement with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in an alliance that would allow her to remain in power after the Tory’s weak performance in Thursday’s general elections.

May’s office announced on Saturday that the DUP had agreed to support her government on the basis of a “confidence and supply” arrangement in parliament, a development that is due to be discussed in her cabinet on Monday.

“We can confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party have agreed to the principles of an outline agreement to support the Conservative Government on a confidence and supply basis when Parliament returns next week,” said a Number 10 spokesman.

“We welcome this commitment, which can provide the stability and certainty the whole country requires as we embark on Brexit and beyond,” he added. “The details will be put forward for discussion and agreement at a Cabinet meeting on…

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