UK PM Gordon Brown Decides To Quit To Help Formation Of Coalition Government

May 11th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
brownLondon, May 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The political scenario in Britain is experiencing an unprecedented deadlock after the national elections which were held recently could not declare a clear winner. In a rather gripping development on Monday, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made it public that he intended to resign as the leader of the Labour party so that a new government can be formed by initiating negotiations with the Liberal Democrats.

In a statement that has been released by Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister said that if formation of a coalition government between his Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats is ‘in national interest’ then he would not want to stay in his position longer than it was required. The decision taken the British Prime Minister was revealed hours after the leaders of the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats were involved in talks with each other. It has been speculated by many insiders that Gordon Brown had to take the decision to quit after his party suffered a humiliating defeat in the recently held general elections. At the same time, few sources have claimed that officials inside the Labour Party pushed the Prime Minister to announce his resignation as they considered him to be the hurdle in the negotiation with the Liberal Democrats.

In the meanwhile, Labour Party spokesperson has stated to news sources on Tuesday that talks were underway with the Liberal Democrats although details about the negotiation has not been released to the media. Ed Balls, the Labour Negotiator and Cabinet Member stated to news sources that the talks between the parties have resumed today while there are some difficult areas that need to be addressed.

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