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Who will be the next UK Prime Minister?

Who will be the next UK Prime Minister?
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Who will win the UK election on June 8th?

Decision Logic

The winning bet will be the person elected to the position of Prime Minister of the UK on June 8th

CLOSING IN2017-06-08 10:00:00

1:17AM, May 8, 2017 UTC

10:00AM, Jun 8, 2017 UTC

3:55AM, Jun 9, 2017 UTC

RESOLVED AT 3:09PM, Jun 9, 2017 UTC

Total Volume: 0.809

This bet has been resolved!

The outcome was "Theresa May - Conservative"

0.80929308 was split between 10 bettors.
Theresa May - Conservative
Volume:0.596
2.66194091
# of Bets:10
Jeremy Corbyn - Labour
Volume:0.189
0.30481604
# of Bets:12
Tim Farron - Liberal Democrat
Volume:0.015
0.0695
# of Bets:2
Other
Volume:0.010
0.028075
# of Bets:2

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Avalon 12:53PM, Jun 12, 2017 UTC
Although a complicated result, May is still technically the prime minister in the spirit of this proposition. She indeed WAS elected by getting most votes and seats in parliament. Whether she stays or resigns/etc can be wagered on separately for those that are interested.
d_d 12:22AM, Jun 11, 2017 UTC
indeed, what if May resigns.
eriiiii 4:41PM, Jun 9, 2017 UTC
.... has the DUP saying that they have NOT made a deal. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/election-latest-dup-theresa-may-deal-tories-government-nothing-yet-updates-a7782511.html This bet needs to be thrown out as the decision logic was not fulfilled.
eriiiii 4:40PM, Jun 9, 2017 UTC
Nobody was "elected to position of Prime Minister". It's uncertain what will happen given the staggering, unheard, completely unpredicted loss of Tory (May's party) majority. UK has a parliamentary system -- the general election did not *elect* a prime minister. Tories lost their majority and will need to form a coalition with a smaller party to keep hold of the government, and it's unclear how successful they will be. News many hours ago was that they had a deal with the DUP, but newer news has
TheDudeAbides 4:02AM, May 9, 2017 UTC
*the other candidates are still campaigning to elect their parties' members to the legislature

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