Thursday, December 13, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Wins Confidence Vote

U.K Prime Minister Theresa May won a vote of confidence Wednesday, defeating an attempt by some of her party to oust her and install a new leader to take control of Brexit.

Her victory comes as short-term relief for May but marks a crisis delayed, not averted, at a critical time in negotiations with the European Union.

The prime minister won the vote of Conservative party MPs by 200 votes to 117. The margin of 83 is an uncomfortable one for May, and will do nothing to boost her authority in the party or the country, with only weeks remaining to secure a deal before the U.K. is set to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.