May 11th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
5 years ago

David Cameron named British prime minister

LONDON, England (CNN) - Queen Elizabeth II named Conservative leader David Cameron prime minister Tuesday night, shortly after Gordon Brown resigned, British media reported.

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

It is still not clear if Cameron will lead a minority government or a coalition with the smaller Liberal Democrats. No party won a majority in elections last week.


Filed under: David Cameron • Gordon Brown
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom (the real one)

    Poor, U.K. you have my sympathies!

    May 11, 2010 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  2. Mark

    The conservatives are back in the UK. AND THEY WILL BE BACK IN THE US, too.

    May 11, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  3. Abdullayev Tural

    i congratulate you on a new post on a post of the prime minister and i hope you You will achieve more successes in development of the country than previous Prime Minister

    May 11, 2010 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |