11 May 2010

Conservatives and Liberal Democrats Form Coalition

Yesterday, I examined the U.K.'s inconclusive election.

Today, the Conservative Party and Liberal Democratic Party have formed a coalition government that will make Conservative party leader David Cameron the Prime Minister in the United Kingdom. Labour party leader Gordon Brown has stepped down from his post as prime minister and Labour party leader after losing the election.

Negotiators from both parties were finalizing the agreement as Brown and Cameron met with the queen, and holding meetings with their lawmakers to ratify the highly unusual deal. Neither side was expected to thwart the plan to govern in a coalition deal.

The terms of the deal have not been disclosed but will include some form of election reform or referrendum on election reform that could help the Liberal Democrats win more seats in future elections.

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