Things did not go according to plan for Theresa May on Thursday.
Not only did she surrender the Conservatives majority in the Commons, now she has to form an unwanted minority coalition government with Northern Ireland's DUP.
Considering she technically won the election, you would think that world leaders and EU officials would be clambering to congratulate her.
That's not quite the case. Take Polish and European politician Donald Tusk for example, who was quick to remind Ms. May the major task that lies ahead, negotiating Brexit.
Donald Tusk doesn't mess around, writes to congratulate May but says there is "no time to lose" in starting Brexit… https://t.co/EBbvwwBxQs— Matthew Champion (@Matthew Champion) 1497012140
He's not mincing his words and neither were other EU officials, such as Carl Bildt who cut a scathing assessment of the PM's performance.
Could be messy for the United Kingdom in the years ahead. One mess risks following another. Price to be paid for lack of true leadership.— Carl Bildt (@Carl Bildt) 1496956831
Same goes for other EU officials
#Brexit negotiations should start when UK is ready; timetable and EU positions are clear. Let's put our minds together on striking a deal— Michel Barnier (@Michel Barnier) 1496996084
In Germany a spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a rather tepid response to the result.
The German government of course followed the election very carefully, as always with such close and important partners, but out of politeness and respect I won't comment on the result while the process of forming a government is going on
Germany's minister for Europe Michael Roth did thank the youth of the UK, who mostly voted Labour, for voting for the continent.
I'm so proud of young British who voted for #Europe, social justice and solidarity! Cheers! #GE2017— Michael Roth MdB 🇪🇺 (@Michael Roth MdB 🇪🇺) 1496991017
Poland's deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin had a bit more to say than that, describing the result as a
Bad sign for Europe that deepened the uncertainties over the future of Europe
Closer to home Ireland's prime minister-elect Leo Varadakar said that the result was an indication that a hard Brexit was now unlikely.
The results of the UK election indicate to me that there is no strong mandate to proceed with a hard Brexit, which represents an opportunity for Ireland.
In fact, the only person that received any sort of praise was May's opponent Jeremy Corbyn, who was congratulated by Bernie Sanders on Labour's significant gains.
I am delighted to see Labour do so well. All over the world people are rising up against austerity and massive levels of income and wealth inequality.
People in the UK, the US and elsewhere want governments that represent all the people, not just the 1%.
No word from President Donald Trump yet but he's probably got other things on his mind.