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UK PM Theresa May survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday survived a confidence vote by her own MPs but lost the support of one third of her colleagues, signalling the battle she still faces to get her Brexit deal through parliament. May won the backing of 200 Conservative lawmakers, but 117 voted to oust her -- and only after she conceded she would step down before the 2022 election. "I'm pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot," she said outside her Downing Street office after the…

Struggling British PM wins confidence vote

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament on Thursday, showing her weakness after her Conservative Party lost its majority in a shock general election result earlier this month. With support from the small ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), May´s legislative programme -- known as the Queen´s Speech -- was approved by 323 votes in favour and 309 against in the 650-seat parliament. Her minority government earlier announced it would change abortion rights for…