Companies and industry groups across Britain reacted with shock on Friday to election results that have thrown the country's political system into disarray and raised questions over Brexit.
Prime Minister Theresa May's general election gamble has dramatically weakened her party's position in parliament and further complicated exit negotiations with the European Union just 10 days before they were slated to begin.
Businesses, which have long clamored for increased clarity on Brexit, lamented yet another dose of uncertainty.
"We cannot stress strongly enough the need for rapid and decisive policy direction to ensure that business can continue to invest for the long term growth and ensure the global competitiveness of the British economy," said Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer.
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