Cameron Says He'll Form UK Government

Conservative Party didn't win majority but got most votes, seats
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2010 7:57 AM CDT
Updated May 7, 2010 7:58 AM CDT
Cameron Says He Will Form a Government
Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrives back at Downing Street, London, early today.   (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

In the wake of yesterday's no-winner election in the UK, Conservative Party leader David Cameron says he plans to form a government even though he failed to secure a majority in Parliament, the Times of London reports. He has the support of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who said Cameron has "first right" because his party won "more votes and more seats—although not an absolute majority."

Left out of that possible Conservative-Liberal Dem coalition is Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who traditionally has the right to take a crack at forming a government. But his Labour Party didn't fare well in the election and wouldn't have a majority even with Liberal Dem support. However, it remains unclear whether the Tories and Liberal Dems actually can reach a deal. A major sticking point: electoral reform, which Clegg favors.
(More David Cameron stories.)

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