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United Kingdom General election
11 | July | 2017

Theresa May won the general elections in the United Kingdom but she fell short of eight seats to gain majority. Against May's major electoral goal, the Conservative Party was not able to reinforce its mandate, a requirement to implement a hard Brexit in the upcoming negotiations with the EU. The Conservatives announced a post-electoral coalition with the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) of Northern Ireland in order to form government.

 

 

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Resources
UK election parties and candidates: Who is standing in your constituency in 2017? [15/05/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

 

Opinions & Analysis
A year on from when she first became Prime Minister, Theresa May is about to be replaced by someone even worse
[11/07/2017]
James Moore, The Independent

4 takeaways on the Tory deal with the Democratic Unionist Party [26/06/2017]
Peter Geoghegan, Politico

Législatives britanniques : la revanche des « millenials» [18/06/2017]
Owen Worth, Le Monde

Britain's Norway Solution [15/06/2017]
Anatole Kaletsky, Project Syndicate

Législatives britanniques : la revanche des « millenials» [18/06/2017]
Owen Worth, Le Monde

Britain's Norway Solution [15/06/2017]
Anatole Kaletsky, Project Syndicate

The Labour Party now belongs to Jeremy Corbyn [10/06/2017]
The Economist

Theresa May’s failed gamble [10/06/2017]
The Economist

Britain’s Postelection Future [09/06/2017]
Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

That Time Theresa May Forgot that Elections Come With Opponents [09/06/2017]
Emile Simpson, Belfer Center

Theresa May and the revenge of the Remainers [09/06/2017]
Anne Applebaum

Britain Will Pay for Theresa May’s Election Gamble [09/06/2017]
Matthew D’Ancona, The New York Times

How Jeremy Corbyn Proved the Haters Wrong [09/06/2017]
Rachel Shabi, The New York Times

Législatives au Royaume-Uni : « Le programme de Corbyn, orienté vers les services publics, a aidé les travaillistes » [09/06/2017]
Entrevista a Matthew Robert Cole, Le Monde

May's Catastrophic Result Clouds UK's Future [09/06/2017]
Jörg Schindler, Der Spiegel

British Voters: Trust Nobody [09/06/2017]
Alex Massie, The Atlantic

The Punishment of Theresa May [09/06/2017]
David Frum, The Atlantic

How a minority government does (not) work [09/06/2017]
R.C., The Economist

The culture wars arrive in Britain [09/06/2017]
The Economist

That Time Theresa May Forgot That Elections Come With Opponents [09/06/2017]
Emile Simpson, Foreign Policy

How Theresa May Gambled Away Her Power [09/06/2017]
Timothy Stafford, The National Interest

How Theresa May Became Britain’s Mitt Romney [09/06/2017]
Matt Purple, The National Interest

Two Views From Brussels: How U.K. Election Changes Brexit Debate [09/06/2017]
Rikard Jozwiak, RFE

Mayday in the UK [09/06/2017]
George Walden, The American Interest

What the UK election result means for 'surprised' Trump and the US [09/06/2017]
Sam Meredith, Karen Gilchrist, CNBC

Everyone loses in UK election [09/06/2017]
Richard V. Reeves, Brookings Institution

What's next for British policy in the Middle East after the election [09/06/2017]

The rise of the remainers is about to begin. May’s Brexit strategy lies in ruins [09/06/2017]
Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

UK economy now in the fog of election uncertainty [09/06/2017]
Larry Elliott, The Guardian

The real winner in a hung parliament is whoever can see past it [09/06/2017]
Martin Kettle, The Guardian

Theresa May anointed herself Empress of Brexit. Now her authority is shot [09/06/2017]
Rafael Behr, The Guardian

Young people voted because Labour offered them a change. It’s that simple [09/06/2017]
Maya Goodfellow, The Guardian

Voters have backed spending more on strong and stable public services [09/06/2017]
David Walker, The Guardian

How a hung parliament totally changes the game for Brexit [09/06/2017]
Helen Parr, The Conversation

A seismic shift has occurred in British politics [09/06/2017]
Matthew Flinders, The Conversation

Five things the DUP will want in return for propping up a Conservative government [09/06/2017]
Connal Parr, The Conversation

How Theresa May’s election disaster looks from continental Europe [09/06/2017]
Patricia Hogwood, The Conversation

Why a Tory-DUP deal could bring even stormier waters to Northern Ireland [09/06/2017]
Peter John McLoughlin, The Conversation

British election results: May’s gamble backfires [09/06/2017]
George Parker, Financial Times

Was this the revenge of the liberal metropolitan elite? [09/06/2017]
Laurence Dodds, The Daily Telegraph

Theresa May, the new Hillary Clinton [09/06/2017]
Mary Ann Sieghart, Politico EU

5 takeaways from the UK election [09/06/2017]
Charlie Cooper, Politico EU

What went wrong for the Tories? [09/06/2017]
James Forsyth, The Spectator

The end of Brexit Britain [09/06/2017]
Nick Cohen, The Spectator

To survive, Tories must compromise with Remainers – and Corbynism [09/06/2017]
James Kirkup, The Spectator

The British left have enjoyed a golden night [09/06/2017]
Nick Hilton, The Spectator

Weak and unstable Theresa May’s gamble has failed – and now she will have to go [08/06/2017]
John Rentoul, The Independent

What's at Stake in the UK Elections? [07/06/2017]
James McBride, Council on Foreign Relations

With Leaders Like This, Britain Should Panic [07/06/2017]
Clive Crook, Bloomberg View

UK election: Brexit is back [02/06/2017]
Susi Dennison, ECFR

Labour and the Tories start to spell out their differences on Brexit [02/06/2017]
Dan Roberts, The Guardian

The Most Interesting Poll in Britain Right Now [01/06/2017]
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

Embers of Populism Shrivel May's Lead as U.K. Vote Nears [01/06/2017]
Therese Raphael, Bloomberg View

Which party’s manifesto promises would make Britain happiest? [30/05/2017]
Michael Plant, The Conversation

This election has sparked a weird debate – one in which no one seems to want to talk [29/05/2017]
Armando Iannucci, New Statesman

Battle of the British nationalisms [29/05/2017]
David Torrance, Politico EU

How the British election looks like America’s [29/05/2017]
Susan B. Glasser, Politico EU

At a time of great change, Theresa May offers nothing but the status quo [26/05/2017]
Daniel Fitzpatrick, The Conversation

Theresa May weathers passing campaign squalls [26/05/2017]
Bruce Anderson, Financial Times

What Made Theresa May Run With the Pack [24/05/2017]
Alan Cowell, The New York Times

Las propuestas lepenistas de Theresa May [22/05/2017]
Gabriela Cañas, El Pais

Jeremy Corbyn has defied his critics to become Labour’s best hope of survival[22/05/2017]
Gary Younge, The Guardian

We wanted a politics of audacity. May’s manifesto delivers it [21/05/2017]
Matthew d'Ancona, The Guardian

UK Conservatives slip in opinion polls ahead of election [21/05/2017]
Jane Mcintosh, Deutsche Welle

Theresa May Plays to Everyone, Promises Nothing [19/05/2017]
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

May and Corbyn Get Honest, Except on Brexit [19/05/2017]
Ferdinando Giugliano, Bloomberg View

Les conservateurs au pouvoir favoris des élections législatives du 8 juin au Royaume-Uni [15/05/2017]
Corinne Deloy, Fondation Robert Schuman

A Risk Worth Taking? The Rationale Behind Prime Minister May's Early Election Gambit [15/05/2017]
Hans Pung, RAND

Labour has a chance if it replaces Corbyn. Look at Australia in 1983 [12/05/2017]
Van Badham, The Guardian

Theresa May’s Vapid Vision for a One-Party State [11/05/2017]
William Davies, The New York Times

Labour will make Britain a force for good – the Tories would take us to war [11/05/2017]
Emily Thornberry, The Guardian

Lessons for the election campaign from UK media’s role in Brexit [10/05/2017]
Martin Moore, Gordon Neil Ramsay, The Conversation

Theresa May recites Labour’s lines, but doesn’t mean a word of them [10/05/2017]
David Graeber, The Guardian

Britain’s young people are getting back into politics at last [08/05/2017]
James Hart, The Conversation

UK local elections are ‘warm up’ act for June’s Brexit ballot [07/05/2017]
Andrew Hammond, The Gulf News

Are Brits Tired of Politics? [05/05/2017]
Linda Kinstler, The Atlantic

Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan [04/05/2017]
Scott Taylor, The Conversation

The Election Could Give Theresa May a Mandate. It Won’t Give Her a Clue. [04/05/2017]
Gary Younge, The Nation

Fighting an election only to refuse a seat: Sinn Féin and Westminster abstention [02/05/2017]
Marie Coleman, The Conversation

Is this really the Brexit election? [28/04/2017]
Paul Whiteley, Harold D Clarke, Matthew Goodwin, The Conversation

What Mandate for Theresa May? [27/04/2017]
Chris Patten, Project Syndicate

Voter fatigue may be key to unlocking UK election [26/04/2017]
Peter Hellyer, The National

The UK election will be about more than just policy [26/04/2017]
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed, The National

Ukip thinks bashing Muslims wins votes – but this could spell its end [26/04/2017]
Miqdaad Versi, The Guardian

Uniting the Kingdom [24/04/2017]
Dave Keating, Berlin Policy Journal

UK election: Asking Britons how they want Brexit served [24/04/2017]
Jonathan Eyal, The Strat Times

UK election could accelerate unravelling of EU [24/04/2017]
Humphrey Hawksley, Nikkei Asian Review

Britain’s Mother Theresa [23/04/2017]
Trisha de Borchgrave, Al Arabiya

UK election will facilitate Brexit compromises [23/04/2017]
Stephen Blackwell, The National

Why an election offers the chance of a better Brexit [22/04/2017]
The Economist

What can Theresa May say to the Tory Remainers? [22/04/2017]
Hugo Rifkind, The Spectator

The curse of May? Prime Minister loses yet another spin doctor [21/04/2017]
Steerpike, The Spectator

Back to the future: The May-Corbyn debate [21/04/2017]
Rosa Prince, Politico EU

To understand Britain today, look to the 17th century [21/04/2017]
Bagehot, The Economist

Theresa May’s Snap Election Isn’t All About Brexit [20/04/2017]
Matthew Goodwin, Chatham House

Britain’s election will look the same as ever. But everything will be completely different. [20/04/2017]
Anne Applebaum, The Washington Post

Brexit is about to become unstoppable: Theresa May is killing off Remain for good [20/04/2017]
Rupert Myers, The Daily Telegraph

Could the 2017 general election turn Wales blue? [20/04/2017]
Roger Scully, New Statesman

Theresa May: the Brexit PM seeks a mandate [20/04/2017]
Jason Cowley, New Statesman

Why is the U.K. holding an election now? [20/04/2017]
David Howell, The Japan Times

The Foregone Conclusion of Britain’s Election [19/04/2017]
Kenan Malik, The New York Times

Brexit looms large over UK election [19/04/2017]
Susi Dennison, ECFR

May: elecciones, legitimidad y tentación [19/04/2017]
Salvador Llaudes, Real Instituto Elcano

Why Labour MPs are starting to get excited about Yvette Cooper [19/04/2017]
Stephen Bush, New Statesman

May Snap Election: A Move Toward British Disunification [19/04/2017]
Denis MacShane, The Globalist

May’s Election Gamble [18/04/2017]
Peter Kellner, Carnegie Europe

The UK’s general election: Mandate for a softer Brexit or preparation for going over the cliff edge? [18/04/2017]
Fabian Zuleeg, European Policy Centre

Theresa May’s biggest risk with election 2017 looks to be Scotland [18/04/2017]
William McDougall, The Conversation

May's Latest Brexit Gambit Is Clever But Not Smart [18/04/2017]
Therese Raphael, The Brookings Institution

 

Editorials
Theresa May's deal with the DUP will be a tricky balancing act [26/06/2017]
Telegraph

The Tory Disaster in Britain [12/06/2017]
Washington Times

Britain plunged into greater uncertainty by election result [10/06/2017]
South China Morning Post

Britain in Disarray [09/06/2017]
The New York Times

Theresa May hoped to strengthen Britain’s government. She did the opposite. [09/06/2017]
The Washington Post

The Guardian view on the 2017 election result: a call for a different Britain [09/06/2017]
The Guardian

Printemps cruel pour Theresa May [09/06/2017]
Le Monde

La derrota de Theresa May [09/06/2017]
El Pais

Theresa May's Disastrous Failure [09/06/2017]
Bloomberg View

The Guardian view on the Brexit election: look ahead now [07/06/2017]
The Guardian

Elecciones abiertas [07/06/2017]
El Pais

Britain's Strange Election About Nothing [07/06/2017]
Bloomberg View

The Guardian view on Northern Ireland’s election: not just border country [06/06/2017]
The Guardian

The Guardian view on the election: it’s Labour [02/06/2017]
The Guardian

Theresa May's Political Malpractice [31/05/2017]
Bloomberg View

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s manifesto: a new Toryism [18/05/2017]
The Guardian

The British Labour Party's Zombie Manifesto [16/05/2017]
Bloomberg View

Theresa May must not forget the voters' material aspirations [07/05/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

Theresa May's Brexit Platform [02/05/2017]
Bloomberg View

May’s bold election gambit [21/04/2017]
The Japan Times

UK Elections: a June date for Theresa May [20/04/2017]
The Hindu

Strengthening Britain’s Hand on Brexit [20/04/2017]
The New York Times

There’s a lot riding on Britain’s snap elections [20/04/2017]
The Washington Post

There is no time for Tory complacency [20/04/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

Theresa May’s Brexit Gamble [19/04/2017]
The Bloomberg View

Voters must ask themselves: who is fit to govern Britain? [19/04/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

 

News

Législatives au Royaume-Uni : les conservateurs perdent leur bastion londonien de Kensington
[09/06/2017]

Le Monde

UK PM Theresa May says will 'reflect' on election, names ministers to stay on in posts [09/06/2017]
Deutsche Welle

Cabinet reshuffle: Who's set for promotion and who will be axed? [09/06/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

DUP manifesto: What they will demand to prop up Theresa May [09/06/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

What is a hung parliament and what happens now? [09/06/2017]
The Guardian

May reaches deal with DUP to form government after shock election result [09/06/2017]
The Guardian

'Yet another own goal' – EU points to Brexit breakdown after UK election [09/06/2017]
The Guardian

Jeremy Corbyn’s backing for Brexit vindicated by electoral gains [09/06/2017]
Politico EU

General election: May falters during challenge over record on public services [02/06/2017]
The Guardian

El ‘Brexit’ y sus efectos centran la campaña electoral en Reino Unido [02/06/2017]
El Pais

Royaume-Uni : porté par les sondages, Jeremy Corbyn se pose en garant d’un Brexit réussi [01/06/2017]
Le Monde

Royaume-Uni : quels sont les enjeux des élections législatives anticipées ?[31/05/2017]
Le Monde

Manchester Bombing Shifts Political Narrative as U.K. Election Looms [24/05/2017]
The New York Times

Theresa May's cult of personality [22/05/2017]
Deutsche Welle

La cyberattaque contre le NHS enflamme la campagne des législatives britanniques [15/05/2017]
Le Monde

Tories intensify attacks on Brussels, saying it supports Labour [07/05/2017]
The Guardian

UK election reinforces Scotland's divide [03/05/2017]
Deutsche Welle

Theresa May hires former Obama campaign chief [24/04/2017]
Politico EU

UK general election 2017: Poll tracker and odds [21/04/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

Theresa May seeks a snap election [18/04/2017]
The Economist

If Theresa May loses the General Election in June, is Brexit over? [18/04/2017]
The Daily Telegraph

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