British PM tenders resignation to Queen Elizabeth II

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tendered his resignation Tuesday to Queen Elizabeth II, making way for a new power-sharing government led by Conservative leader David Cameron to be formed.

Brown and his wife spent over 15 minutes at Buckingham Palace -- where he travelled after announcing his resignation outside his Downing Street office -- leaving in an official convoy.

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace afterward said the queen had accepted his resignation.

Earlier Brown told journalists he would quit immediately to let Cameron form a government following five days of political deadlock after Thursday's poll failed to produce a clear winner.

© 2010 AFP

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