The Labour Party secured a landslide victory in Thursday’s UK general elections, winning an absolute majority with 412 seats. This ended the 14-year rule of the Conservative Party, which suffered a devastating defeat, losing over 200 seats. Labor leader Keir Starmer was appointed as the 58th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on the same day. His predecessor, Rishi Sunak, took responsibility for the loss and announced on Friday his intention to resign as party leader. For an interesting discussion of the election outcome, see below: