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In The U.K.: Cameron & Clegg Get To Work

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In The U.K.: Cameron & Clegg Get To Work

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In The U.K.: Cameron & Clegg Get To Work

Cameron, left, and Clegg, as they got to work this morning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) hide caption

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Cameron, left, and Clegg, as they got to work this morning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Declaring that a "historic and seismic shift" has occurred in British politics, new Prime Minister David Cameron of the Conservative Party welcomed his coalition partner, Liberal Democrat and new Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, to 10 Downing Street just a short time ago.

Clegg declared that their partnership will produce "a government that will last" even though, as the BBC says, their two parties have many policy differences.

In his remarks, Cameron also said he will be leading "be an administration united behind three key principles — freedom, fairness and responsibility":

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The 43-year-old Cameron's assumption of the prime minister's office ends 13 years of Labour Party rule.