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Frank Augstein / AP

The political future of the United Kingdom is up in the air after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win a majority in a snap election she herself called — expecting to expand the Conservative mandate heading into Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, has called on May to resign. The pressure is already building from some in her own party as well.

The Conservatives are projected to win 318 seats, 8 shy of a majority, down 12 seats from the 2015 result.

What's next: The Conservatives will try and form a minority government or a formal coalition, with the Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (which won 10 seats) playing a key role in either arrangement. If the solution doesn't prove stable, the U.K. could be in for another election before long.

Read more: How a government can be formed, Britons broke the anti-elite fever

Big takeaways

  • This is a huge victory for Corbyn, who has been ridiculed even within his own party since snatching the leadership in 2015 as a fringe figure leading Labour into irrelevance. His position is greatly strengthened.
  • The BBC reports that May gave "somber" remarks at Conservative HQ, saying "things will change" but not discussing her future as leader.
  • Brexit Delay? EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger says Brexit talks might not now start as planned on June 19, per the Telegraph's Chris Hope.
  • Nick Clegg, former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the centrist Liberal Democrats, lost his seat.
  • From the Financial Times' Robert Shrimsley: "It's almost as if Theresa May looked at Hillary's campaign and said: 'Let's do that.'"
  • If May does not hold on, she would be the shortest-serving P.M since the 1920's.
  • Scenes from election night: One seat decided by 2 votes, candidate named "Lord Buckethead" challenges May

Results (7 seats left to be called)

  • Conservatives: 313
  • Labour: 260
  • Scottish National Party: 35
  • Liberal Democrats: 12
  • Democratic Unionists: 10
  • Other: 13

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India crosses 1 billion COVID vaccinations milestone

A health worker inoculates a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a man wearing a face mask of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Beawar, India, in September. Photo: Sumit Saraswat/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Thursday that the country's health workers have now administered more than 1 billion COVID-19 vaccines doses.

Of note: While this is a significant milestone for the country of 1.4 billion, which has been devastated by the coronavirus, only about 30% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated against the virus, per AP. Roughly 75% has received at least one dose.

Trump says he plans to launch new social media network in 2022

Photo: Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Trump on Wednesday announced plans to launch a social media network called "Truth Social," and that it would go public via a SPAC.

Why it matters: Most ex-presidents are focused on their legacies, by creating presidential libraries or engaging in philanthropic endeavors. Trump, however, remains consumed by social media.

Beauty giant Coty Cosmetics looking to sell its own branded products

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi. Photo: Axios on HBO

Coty Cosmetics CEO Sue Nabi tells Axios the beauty giant will “probably” introduce Coty-branded products one day.

Why it matters: Coty produces some of the world’s most popular fragrances, skin care products and color cosmetics on behalf of other well-known brands, but has shied away from producing its own branded products.