Changing of the guard in the UK

 Conservative leader David Cameron
is the new UK prime minister after the resignation of Gordon Brown.

Mr Cameron, 43, is in Downing
Street after travelling to Buckingham Palace to formally accept the Queen’s
request to form the next government.

He said he aimed to form a
“proper and full coalition” with the Lib Dems to provide
“strong, stable government”.

His party won the most seats in the
UK general election last week, but not an overall majority.

In a speech at Downing Street, Mr
Cameron said he and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg would “put aside party
differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest”.

He paid tribute to outgoing PM
Gordon Brown for his long years of public service and said he would tackle
Britain’s “pressing problems” – the deficit, social problems and
reforming the political system.

 

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