British election produces hung parliament, results confirm

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The British general election has led to the first hung parliament since 1974, with the Conservatives taking the most seats but with no chance of winning an overall majority, results showed Friday.

With just 35 seats left to call, David Cameron's Conservatives had won 290, meaning that even if they won all the remaining seats they would still be short of an absolute majority in the 650-seat House of Commons.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour party were on 247 seats and the Liberal Democrats were on 51, while other parties and independents had won 21.

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