Election 2017: Donald Tusk, Guy Verhofstadt and Michel Barnier react to voting result

Election 2017: Donald Tusk, Guy Verhofstadt and Michel Barnier react to voting result

Friday, June 9, 2017

The election result has drawn a mixed reaction from top-ranking officials in the European Union. 

The voting on June 8 resulted in a hung Parliament, prior to Theresa May confirmed she would form a government with the backing of the Democratic Unionists Party (DUP).

However, the reaction has been met with a measured level of acceptance from three top EU officials. 

Guy Verhofstadt seemed rather critical of the overall election decision:

Michel Barnier appeared to be willing to allow the UK space:

Donald Tusk called for a 'no-deal situation to be avoided.

The opening negotiations for Brexit are scheduled to begin this morning.

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