View Full Version : David Cameron is UK's new prime minister

May 11th, 2010, 03:51 PM
19:38 GMT, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 20:38 UK
Mr Cameron accepted the Queen's
invitation to be prime minister

Conservative leader David Cameron is the new UK prime minister after the resignation of Gordon Brown.
Mr Cameron, 43, has left Buckingham Palace after formally accepting the Queen's request to form a government.
Mr Cameron's Conservative Party won the most seats in the UK general election last week, but not an overall majority and have been in coalition talks.
It is not yet known whether they have reached a formal agreement with the Lib Dems to form a coalition.
The Conservatives have been in days of negotiations with the Lib Dems - who were also negotiating with Labour - after the UK election resulted in a hung parliament.
But the Lib Dems said talks with Labour failed because "the Labour Party never took seriously the prospects of forming a progressive, reforming government".

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May 13th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Very interesting election here. Refreshingly short campaign after the tediously drawn out US election. I have to say I am glad Labour are gone as much as I don't trust the Tories. Hopefully this sees the start of true continental coalition government.