David Cameron became the UK’s new prime minister on Tuesday evening after he accepted Queen Elizabeth’s invitation to form a new government.
From the steps of 10 Downing Street, he declared he intended to form a full coalition government with the Liberal Democrats.
“I believe that it the right way to provide this country with the strong and stable government we need so badly.“
The political change happened after five days of turmoil and uncertainty.
Last Thursday no one political party won an outright majority. There followed days of negotiations behind closed doors to see if the Conservatives, who had won the most seats could form a coalition with the third placed Liberal Democrats.
Monday night, the possibility of second placed Labour forming a coalition with the Lib/Dems surprised many. But the idea failed to get off the ground and earlier this evening Prime Minister Gordon Brown resigned .
The details of the pact agreed by Cameron and the leader of the Lib/Dems, Nick Clegg are not known and still need to be approved by their respective parties.