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Queen Elizabeth II named Conservative leader David Cameron the new British prime minister Tuesday night, shortly after Gordon Brown resigned, Buckingham Palace announced.

Cameron becomes the country's first Conservative prime minister since the Labour Party, under Tony Blair, defeated John Major in 1997.

Cameron aims to form a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, he said, after no single party won a majority in elections to the House of Commons last week.

He praised his predecessor in brief remarks outside the prime minister's residence before disappearing into 10 Downing Street with his wife, Samantha. Coalition governments are extremely rare in British politics.

The last time there was a "hung parliament" with no party holding a majority of the seats in the House of Commons was 1974. Coalition talks then between the Conservatives and Liberals failed, and a short-lived minority Labour government took power. (CNN)



File photo taken in 2008

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  • Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:33 AM

    Cameron is famous for supporting anti-immigration, Israel agendas

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:16 AM

    Oh dont worry about Sillyband who was of course an asset to the GTF. Sure M/s. Cameron & Clegg have plenty of their own people who could fill in his shoes. Let poor David Milliband enjoy his break munching away on those bananas.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 05:49 AM

    Definitely. This party has spoken on behalf of Sri Lanka so many times in the UK parliament. And its great to hear that Liam Fox is the defence minister. Brown Poda! Miliband Poda!!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:10 AM

    Bye Bye Milliband Bye Bye

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:12 AM

    dont think the miliband story has ended. he has a great chance of being labours next leader after browns exits and theres gonna be another election comming before end of the year in uk.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:32 AM

    If you think the tories are going to be soft on sl you must be living in cloud kuku land

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 06:56 AM

    Many of u expect some change with Tories. In fact they are worse than the labour party when it comes to foriegn policy. Labour was good before that nut Tony Blair took over. Tories will do everything for England's benifit siding with USA. Dont forget that dangerous witch Margeret Thatcher from the same party. Do u guys think that they care about SL?

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 07:19 AM

    Ayanthi, check whether your brain is in the right place ????

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 07:25 AM

    It is rather silly of some Lankans to think that just because Miliband is out, the new Convervative Government will go all out to support Sri Lanka. They have their own problems to tackle, especially being a minority government not knowing when it will fall. Rather than worry about developments in the Old Blighty, and engage in silly celebrations, why not think of the mess we are in at the moment.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 01:19 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS Mr, Cameron ! We wish you all the best !

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 08:06 AM

    Before Blair took over?
    the last labor pm before Blair was in office in the seventies!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 02:53 AM

    Thank god, we wont hear of Miliband any more.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 08:30 AM

    I do agree with Callistus, Tory not going to do any better for Sri Lanka, They will do what ever they can do to hang on, long as they can.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 03:17 AM

    Finally Milibands can go home!!!

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 08:42 AM

    Why on earth should UK worry about this tiny land, which never thinks about developing itself. With enormous amount of natural resources, fantastic climate, Sri Lanka achieved nothing. Even after a year from the end of war, you do not have a proper road map to develop the country. There has been no targets established to achieve within certain time frames, Even some poor african nations do this. What Sri Lanka does on earth is borrow and eat

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 09:00 AM

    Mr, Cameron ,You are the youngest PM in UK for last 200 years,

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 09:02 AM

    Calistus Jayatilleke - Well said.What most people in S/L do not realize is that if this new UK government fails & a new election held, Milliband as the new head of the Labour Party would end up being Prime Minister of Britain. Why do S/L's think that the UK , US or the EU are unduly interested in S/L? We are not strategically important, We are not a super power, we a just a third world insignificant, small island far from those super powers, dependent on Aid since independence to balance our budget.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:06 AM

    Dont forget Mr. Miliband, Mr. Cameron. He is an asset to the whole world. You should appoint him to deal with the Sri Lankan issues.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:07 AM

    Sorry about Migrants in UK

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:08 AM

    Same tea in a different cup.

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 09:13 AM

    well from what i hear this guy will become the leader of the opposition !! so it wont be the last we hear of him

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:15 AM

    Mr Cameron don't be fooled by LTTE Diaspora....

    Wednesday, 12 May 2010 04:25 AM

    Well the Conservatives are more lethal than the Labour party as they are mostly from the upper class and maintain very strict and biased foreign relations, hence, we could expect the next foreign secretary to get involved with the Sri Lankan issue more than Miliband. The new foreign secretary is William Hague who was Miliband's shadow foreign secretary.


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