The change may help to quell some of the unrest within the party.
May also reappointed an old adversary - Michael Gove, a former rival for the Conservative leadership whom May fired from the Cabinet when she took office a year ago.
The DUP does support proponents of hard Brexit on the scrapping of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, which is seen among some unionists as being more favorable to Irish nationalists than British courts. He tweeted that an article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper headlined "Boris set to launch bid to be PM as May clings on" was "tripe".
Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Commission, said he wanted discussions to proceed without delay, while Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator for Brexit, said "negotiations should start when United Kingdom is ready".
The opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn took 262 seats, gaining 30.
Other senior Conservatives however warned against a leadership challenge with Iain Duncan Smith saying it would be a "grave error".
"I can still be prime minister".
On the doorstep of her official Downing Street residence, May said she could rely in parliament on the support of her "friends" in Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party after her governing Conservatives failed to win a majority. She's then got to present a programme to Parliament.
May called the election called in a bid to strengthen her mandate ahead of European Union exit talks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed Britain still wanted to leave the European Union and talks should start quickly.
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"We want a situation where the best deal is arranged for Northern Ireland".
Some say her failure means the government must now take a more flexible approach to the divorce, potentially softening the exit terms.
One is for us to get on, in what I think is the responsible way, and try to form a government and try to offer the right kind of responsible leadership that the country needs.
"Confidence and supply" means the DUP would vote with the Tories on a case-by-case basis, but not have any Cabinet members, as in a coalition government. The DUP is a socially conservative pro-British Protestant group that opposes abortion and same-sex marriage and once appointed an environment minister who believes human-driven climate change is a myth.
Sky News sources said the Conservatives had issued the statement "in error" and the DUP had not yet reached any agreement with the Tories.
The Good Friday agreement is based on the assurance by the British government that it has no selfish or strategic interest in Northern Ireland.
The British government doesn't have long to ink a deal. That day, Queen Elizabeth II will appear before Parliament and give a speech setting out the new government's agenda.
Timothy and Hill had worked for May when she was interior minister, before she became premier in July a year ago in the chaotic days that followed the Brexit vote. "There's a possibility of voting it down it and we're going to push that all the way", he told the daily.
"We want to make sure that Brexit is properly introduced and we will be the effective and possibly sole voice in parliament from Northern Ireland on Brexit", Ian Paisley Jr, a DUP member of parliament, told BBC television. "I would have thought that's enough to go, actually, and make way for a government that will be truly representative of all of the people of this country".
But Johnson reacted to media speculation on Twitter by dismissing any rebellion: "I am backing Theresa May".