Conservatives set to form govt. in UK


London: Opposition Tories led by a young David Cameron emerged the single

largest party in a hung Parliament defeating Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labor and were poised to form the next government possibly with support from L i b e r a l Democrats.

Out of 624 s e a t s declared, the Conservative party of 43-year-old Cameron won 294 seats in general election on May 6, while Labor bagged 251 and Liberal Democrats of Nick Clegg secured 52 in the 650-member House of Commons.

History was created when two Indian-origin women — Priti Patel (Conservative) and Valerie Vaz, sister of Labor MP Keith Vaz — were declared elected in the polls. They will be the first Asian woman MPs in the House.

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