BBC: Conservative leader David Cameron has become the UK's new prime minister after the resignation of Gordon Brown.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will be his deputy after they agreed to the UK's first coalition government in 70 years.
Mr Cameron, who at 43 is the youngest PM in nearly 200 years, vowed to set aside party differences and govern "in the national interest".
Mr Clegg said he acknowledged some Lib Dem voters would have doubts about the deal but urged them to "keep faith".
Mr Cameron's party won the most seats in the general election last week, but not enough to secure an overall Commons majority, resulting in a hung Parliament.
I admit to not being well versed in UK politics (UK readers feel free to chime in). From what I understand thus far, it would appear that Cameron’s chances of success are rather slim.
He has to form a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats at a time when the UK will need some serious course corrections. This seems almost as difficult as the Daily Kos and Hot Air trying to rewrite ObamaCare. Added to the difficulties is that Cameron will have to makes some serious cuts in order to clean up Gordon Brown’s spending spree. Those cuts would be difficult by himself, but with the Lib Dems tied to his back, I just don’t see it.
What I will be watching for in the future will be how Obama interacts with Cameron. Obama gave Gordon Brown the cold shoulder on several occasions. I always found that odd, because policy wise, Gordon Brown is basically an older white version of Obama.
On the brighter side of things, the election of Cameron seems to signal that Europe maybe finally waking up from its social welfare stupor by electing yet another conservative. There maybe hope for Europe after all.