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British MPs urge Brown to step down
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:17:26 GMT
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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Two more Labor Members of Parliament (MP) have urged British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to step down after an inconclusive election stripped the party of its majority in parliament.

On Saturday, John Mann became the first backbench MP to call publicly for Brown to quit, insisting that his continued presence in the Downing Street was undermining the prospects of a Labor-Liberal Democrat coalition.

The center-right Conservatives, now enjoying the largest representatives in parliament, were holding talks with the smaller, opposition Liberal Democrats on Sunday in an effort to form a new government.

Brown must remain as the prime minister pending the formation of a new government. He has said that Labor will open talks with the Liberal Democrats if they fail to seal a deal with the Conservative Party .

The beleaguered Labor Party leader's hopes of retaining premiership were further dashed by a Sunday newspaper poll indicating that nearly two-thirds of Britons believe Brown should have already stepped down.

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