May 8, 2010
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg held talks with his party’s lawmakers on Saturday to plan their strategy as he considers a power-sharing deal with the Conservatives to solve the political impasse.
The Liberal Democrats, the third-biggest party, are responding to Conservative leader David Cameron’s “big, comprehensive offer” after Thursday’s landmark general election resulted in the first hung parliament for 36 years
The Conservatives won the most seats but failed to secure the overall majority which would have allowed them to govern alone after a 13-year absence and immediately remove Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party from power.
With Brown still in the prime minister’s residence in Downing Street, Conservative and Liberal Democrat negotiators held a first meeting on Friday evening and Clegg and Cameron spoke on the telephone.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 4:55 am