LONDON – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has indicated he could attempt to form a coalition government, seeking to keep his ruling Labour party in power following an uncertain election.
Exit polls say the main opposition Conservatives appear to have won the largest number of seats in Britain’s national election Thursday, but it will fall slightly short of a majority.
Analysts predict David Cameron’s part will win 307 seats in the House of Commons, short of the 326 needed for a majority.
Late Thursday evening, Cameron stated that Brown’s Labour Party had lost its mandate to govern, but he acknowledged that the outcome of the election remained uncertain.
Meanwhile, Brown pledged action Friday on election reform _ a key demand from the Liberal Democrats, Brown’s likely partners _ and stressed that Britain needed “strong, stable and principled government” to ensure an economic recovery.
He spoke after he won his own Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath district in Scotland.