Brown Resigns, Britain Gets New Prime Minister

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Britain has a new prime minister just one day after Gordon Brown announced his plan to step down by September.

Brown delivered his resignation to the Queen of England Tuesday, following a mediocre performance by his Labour Party in the recent election.

Shortly after, Conservative Party leader David Cameron accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to form a new government.

The Conservative Party won the most seats during the May 6 election, but not an overall majority of votes. That means they could not take control of the government without a deal with another party.

Brown's resignation confirms Conservatives reached that deal with Liberal Democrats, rather than the Labour Party.

Cameron said it would be "hard and difficult work" to govern with a once-opposing party, but that it was necessary as economic issues continued to plague the nation.

The 43-year-old is the youngest British leader in nearly 200 years. His nomination ends 13 years of Labour rule.

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