David Cameron Is New British PM
A Conservative-led coalition is set to take charge of the new British government after Labor leader Gordon Brown stepped down as Prime Minister, paving the way for David Cameron to assume the premiership.
Cameron’s appointment ends 13 years of Labor government and marks the first coalition since the end of World War II. The Conservatives have agreed to form a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, who took third place in the recent British parliamentary elections. Officials said Liberal leader Nick Clegg will be appointed deputy prime minister, with four other Lid Dems expected to get Cabinet positions.
Cameron, who becomes the youngest British prime minister in close to 200 years at 43, met Queen Elizabeth II about an hour after Brown resigned. Cameron and his wife, Samantha, immediately stepped into their new home, 10 Downing Street, after getting the go signal from the queen to form a new government.
Cameron, who will inherit a crisis-battered economy, vowed that Britain’s “best days lie ahead.”