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Britain's Cameron wins resounding reelection

Friday, May 08, 2015 - 01:36

British Prime Minister David Cameron holds onto power - with a majority government. Nathan Frandino reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron says he's ready to get back to work....after a resounding election win that gives his Conservative Party a majority in parliament. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYING: "Our manifesto is a manifesto for working people and as a majority government we will be able to deliver all of it. Indeed, it is the reason why I think majority government is more accountable." Cameron's victory overturned poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades. The vote left Cameron's Labour Party opponents in tatters with its leader Ed Miliband resigning. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UK LABOUR LEADER, ED MILIBAND, SAYING: "Britain needs a Labour party that can rebuild after this defeat, so we can have a government that stands up for working people again. And now it's time for someone else to take forward the leadership of this party." He wasn't the only politician to step aside. Nick Clegg of the Liberal Democrat Party also resigned, as did Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, who lost his own bid for a seat. Cameron says his party is now free to deliver on its promises, including a vote on membership in the European Union. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON SAYING: "And yes we will deliver that in-out referendum on our future in Europe." Cameron says he wants to stay in the bloc, but only if he can renegotiate Britain's relationship with Brussels. The issue was a central theme of Cameron's campaign... and with his re-election, could now begin to change the face of Europe.

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Britain's Cameron wins resounding reelection

Friday, May 08, 2015 - 01:36