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AFAIK The Queen may ask Boris to form a government, but that government must then win a vote of confidence in the House of Commons for it to actually take office/remain in office - the difference may be a matter of days. I am not clear whether a person who has been asked to form a government but fails to achieve a Commons majority for his government remains as PM in a caretaker capacity - as it would be open to the Queen to ask someone else to form a government in that circumstance. As no one else is likely to be able to form a government with a majority, a general election seems the almost inevitable outcome.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 05:33:01 PM EST
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