Conservative Party leader David Cameron is the new British Prime Minister — at 43, the youngest in nearly 200 years. Cameron took over after Labour Party leader Gordon Brown resigned, his party having been unable to form a coalition government with the smaller Liberal Democrat party after none of the three won a Parliamentary majority in last week’s voting. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, author of “Only in America? American Politics in Comparative Perspective,” says the obvious pairing politically would have been with Labour and Liberal Democrats, but that was being viewed as a coalition of the losers because the Conservatives actually won more seats.
“So it will be the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. It’s hard to see this partnership lasting long. This is an implausible coalition.”
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