Britain’s current Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is prepared to form a coalition government after no clear winner emerged from the UK’s general election.
However, speaking in Downing Street, Brown said it was up to the other parties to first try to solve the political deadlock.
‘‘The question for all the political parties now is whether a parliamentary majority can be established that seeks to reflect what you the British people have just told us. I understand and completely respect the position of Mr Clegg in stating that he wishes first to make contact with the leader of the Conservative party. Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg should clearly be entitled to take as much time as they feel necessary. For my part, I should make clear that I would be willing to see any of the party leaders. Clearly should the discussions between Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg come to nothing, then I would, of course, be prepared to discuss with Mr Clegg,’‘ Brown said.
Brown also offered electoral reform as part of a possible deal to entice the Liberal Democrats, but with Conservative chief David Cameron doing the same, Brown’s days might be numbered.
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