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In one of the closest elections in decades, with no clear winner the Conservative leader David Cameron will get a chance to form a new government for Britain, it emerged today.

His center-right Conservative party won the most seats in parliament, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour party in a close second, and the Liberal Democrats in third. The division of seats means that Britain has a hung parliament for the first time since 1974.

"It's the Mick Jagger election. It's no satisfaction. Everybody is utterly dissatisfied with the outcome." Peter Hennessy, a constitutional expert, told the BBC.

Cameron, as the head of the party with the most seats and thanks to a decision by Nick Clegg the Liberal Democrat leader, and kingmaker of this close election, will most likely be the country's next prime minister.  (ABC News)

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  • Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:40 AM

    This parliament will not last longer and will be dissolved within 2 to 3 years. Liberal Democrats will maximum use this chance to become 1st or 2nd biggest political party in next election.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 06:54 PM

    Whoever forms an administration, the next general election is not too far off, as the votes both parties have received are not conclusive enough to govern.

    Friday, 07 May 2010 10:34 PM

    What has happened to our 'friend' Milband?

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 12:53 AM

    Milliband is in and will get appointed as the leader of the labour party if Brown resignes. Browns will resign if Tories and Libdems agree to form a joint government (most likley). Millibands brother lost but this guy may be challenged by Ed balls for the leadership. Sri Lanka should try to develop industries and exports and learn to compete in the market without depending on GSP+.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 01:16 AM

    He will be back soon.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 02:39 AM

    that's what happens when you give troubles to Sri Lanka. Now get hung like a bat!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:00 AM

    The Physician Has Got a Dose of His Own Medicine! Is it true that voters were turned away? Sri Lanka did much better!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:22 AM

    brown is sleepy prime minister and why not LTTE parliament most of his people work against to srilanka lot of sympathy to LTTE...

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:38 AM

    Its over miliband. Go home and enjoy with diaspora. :-)

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 03:48 AM

    He was elected again.
    However, Brown is likely to be dumped and Milibrand elected Leader of the Labour Party.
    He could be Prime Minister after the next General Election.
    Doesn't bear thinking about, does it.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:23 AM

    David Cameron will do well to take some lessons from our President on how to divide the Opposition and complete the 5 year term and then annihilate the Opposition at the next elections.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:44 AM

    In a developed democracy, people are elected and then not re-elected -- there is no shame in this. However, in third world countries, it is a 'shame to lose' so such leaders will do anything and everything to stay in power. This is the difference....Miliband is a politician who will say things to please his voter-base, just like our politicians do. The point is, we should not take everything he says seriously.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:47 AM

    is milliband out????

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 04:50 AM

    ITS A SHAME IF RAJAPAKSA BROTHERS OR SLFP CONTESTED IN ENGLAND OUT OF THE 650 SEATS AT LEAST PARTY WOULD HAVE WON 450 SEATS 2/3
    ITS A SHAME AND PROBABLY CRUSHED LTTE NETWORK AS WELL.HOPEFULLY NEXT TIME CAN CONTEST.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 05:03 AM

    I think we are the experts to intodue a new electoral system for UK. Mr Camaran,Mr Gordan Brown, Mr Nick don't you like to practise "Manape system" for a Strong parliment.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 05:03 AM

    THE ELECTION WAS CONDUTED VERY PEACEFULLLY AS PREVIOUS OCCATIONS.HOWERVER I FELT IT WAS JUST LIKE SRI LANKA .
    NO VOTE RIGGING, KILLINGS ,SHOOTINGS OPPONENTS,OR BOMBS IN POLITICAL MEETINGS
    I THINK WE HAVE LEARNED FROM SL

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:06 AM

    Congratulations Mr. Cameron and Conservatives!!!!!! History says who ever suppots LTTE are vanished and punished!

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:07 AM

    Miliband should now seek help from GTF more

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:16 AM

    Blair was there loo long, and he srewed up the whole thing. Cameron is somewhat weak compare to other Tory leaders. England also running out of Strong, Good and Able polititians.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 06:41 AM

    One cannot be certain that Cameron would be PM. There are many issues that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats don't see eye to eye such as immigration, electoral reform, the economy and so forth. The Liberal democrats are closer to Labour in their policies, unfortunately the leader of L/D Clegg does not like the leadership of Brown of Labour. But one cannot still know for sure the outcome of the negotiations between Clegg & Cameron. The rank & file of both parties have to approve any coalition, there is still a chance for Brown if negotiations fail between Clegg & Cameron.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 07:30 AM

    these voters had ample time from morning 7 o'clock to vote but decided to go at 10pm!! he he he

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:15 AM

    Milliband will be the next labour leder and become PM after 5 years So don;t worry about him He is now elected as MP

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 08:17 AM

    If Gordon Brown approached MR in advance and obtained some stratagies, he would have been able to remain in the post for another decade. However people who practise true democracy do not power hungry and have no intention to glue into power, because they have their bread and butter anyway.

    Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:24 AM

    The English people are for proportional representation while we loathe it!


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