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May Faces First Post-Election Meetings with Ministers, Backbench MPs

May Faces First Post-Election Meetings with Ministers, Backbench MPs

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired her first meeting of ministers since last week’s general election at 10 Downing Street Monday. The wheels of government had been scheduled to start turning Tuesday, but May moved things forward 24 hours following the shock outcome in the election which saw her lose the majority she had held.
May’s new-look cabinet is virtually unchanged, with her main ministers all keeping their jobs.
One headline-grabbing change was her appointment of one-time foe, Michael Gove as the environment secretary.
Political commentators speculated his return to front-line politics was to help protect May from a challenge for her job.
Gove, who previously was education secretary in David Cameron’s cabinet, was a strong campaigner for Brexit in last year’s EU referendum.
On the agenda at the cabinet meeting is the proposed confidence and support deal May has put forward with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). The 10 DUP members of parliament would give May the working majority she needs in the House of Commons. The leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster, is due at Downing Street Tuesday for a meeting with May. (Xinhua)