The objective of calling elections, having assured that there would be no election before the schedule one in 2020, after she took over as the party leader past year, Theresa May had hoped to strengthen her party's grip on power to be able to successfully negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.
May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what she believed to be a weak opposition Labour Party backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped her Conservative Party of a parliamentary majority.
"I will now form a government", May said in front of No. 10 Downing St. moments after speaking with Queen Elizabeth II, "a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country".
In 2010, Gordon Brown held onto the premiership for six days as frantic negotiations took place, resigning only when it became clear that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats had reached agreement on a viable coalition.
On Friday, May announced that she would form a new government with the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, which was founded by Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley and which in the past has shared power with Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Party, in Northern Ireland.
He added that Labour still lost the election, leaving his Nottingham East constituency with a Conservative government "they do not need" and the party with questions about how to convince voters it can move from "protesting about a government into being the government".
May called for the election last April, saying she hoped to expand her parliamentary majority.
On Friday, European officials and lawmakers commented on the apparent political uncertainty in Britain. He said British people have had enough of austerity politics and cuts in public spending, ruling out the potential for deals or pacts with other progressive parties in Parliament.
That being said, it's important to ask what exactly we mean by a "bad deal"? No party secured a majority and May was left scrambling to form a coalition government.
He said the Conservative election manifesto - which Hill and Timothy were key in drafting - was "a full assault on the core Tory voters, who are senior citizens".
"Her position I think is very, very hard".
Cameron assumed that the British voters would ratify Britain's continued membership in the European Union and thus allow him to silence so-called Euroskeptics within his own party.
Leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said the result had put the whole future of Brexit at risk.