Euro predictions: UK PM Theresa May announces resignation

Pound/Euro exchange rate weakens after UK Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation

In today’s article about Euro predictions, we’ll see how what we were all waiting for, finally happened! Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her resignation date of Friday the 7th June 2019. She made the announcement following several failed attempts to deliver her Brexit deal.

Now we will have to wait to see who might lead the way. Former Foreign Secretary and ex-Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced his plans to run for the post, but Cabinet members and ex-ministers Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Jeremy Hunt are all listed as potential prospects.

Will Theresa May’s resignation strengthen the Pound?

The Pound has seen 14 days of consecutive losses against the Euro in the run-up to today. Mrs. May’s resignation means the possibility of a Brexit deal might be less likely, and the chances of another delay or a ‘no deal’ Brexit more likely. This could continue to add to the uncertainty in the market, and put further pressure to weaken the value of the Pound.

Pound v Euro forecast: How could the European elections affect GBP/EUR exchange rates?

With the EU elections taking place and due to conclude on the 26th May 2019, the results will be announced after 22:00 BST. There are a total of 751 seats, and the current expectations are for the European People’s Party, the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe to win over 50% of the seats. If this is the case, we might see the Euro strengthen, and create an opportunity for those looking to sell Euros.

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