British PM names coalition partner Clegg as deputy

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Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg was named as deputy premier in Britain's new government Tuesday, among five Lib Dem cabinet ministers in a coalition led by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

"Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Nick Clegg as deputy prime minister," a spokesman for the prime minister's Downing Street office said.

"It has been agreed that five cabinet posts will be filled by Liberal Democrats, including the appointment of Nick Clegg," he added.

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