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Brown named as Blair's successor

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British Chancellor Gordon Brown will replace Tony Blair as Labour Party leader and Prime Minister on the 27th of June. Such a huge majority of Labour party members of parliament have given him their support, he will not face a leadership contest. He told a press conference: “I am truly humbled that so many of my colleagues have nominated me for the leadership of the Labour Party… and I formally accept the nomination, the responsibility it brings and the opportunity to serve the people of Britain.

“Sometimes as many of you here know, the length of my answer left very little time for more questions, but I am learning and to build trust in our democracy I am sure that we need a more open form of dialogue for citizens and politicians to genuinely debate problems and solutions.”

The chancellor also made a promise to the public: “I will work hard for you, this is who I am and I will do my best for all the people of Britain. Thank you very much.” In light of Brown’s uncontested path to leadership, both the main opposition parties, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, have called for a general election.