Over 50 percent Brits want Cameron to be next PM

May 11th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, May 11 (ANI): About 53 percent of Brits want Tory leader David Cameron to be the country’s next Prime Minister.

According to The Sun’s latest poll, only 33 per cent want a Tory-Lib Dem coalition, with 20 per cent saying the Tories should go it alone.

The poll also found that fewer than two in five want to see a rainbow coalition involving Labour, Lib Dems, Scot Nats and other smaller parties.

Most popular voting system is proportional representation (47 per cent) but 38 per cent want to keep the present system.

The poll comes as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that he will step down as leader of the Labour Party in order to pave the way for talks with the Liberal Democrats to facilitate formation of the next government.

The announcement may derail an imminent deal between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats, as the latter had reportedly made leadership change a condition for them to work with the Labour Party.

Brown, in a surprise move, offered to oversee talks between the two parties before stepping down by the time of the Labour conference in September, when a new leader would be chosen by party members.

In a statement, Brown said if it was in “national interest” for Labour and Liberal Democrats to form a coalition government that would enjoy a majority in a hung Parliament, he had “no desire to stay on longer than needed”.

“‘We have a parliamentary system, not a presidential system, in this country. As I said on Friday, with no party able to command a parliamentary majority arising from the General Election, my constitutional duty as Prime Minister is to ensure government continues while parties explore options for forming a new administration with majority support in the House of Commons.” (ANI)

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