New British PM holds first cabinet meeting (2)

22:18, May 13, 2010      

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Britain's new Prime Minister David Cameron arrives at No. 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 13, 2010. The new British Prime Minister David Cameron held the first cabinet meeting of his Conservatives-Lib-Dem coalition goverment Thursday morning. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

In addition to Clegg and the business secretary, three other Lib Dems were at the cabinet table, including Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne, and Scottish Secretary Danny Alexander.

Cameron will announce junior government posts later, and about 20 Lib Dem members are expected to be appointed at all levels across many departments.

On Wednesday, Cameron chaired the first meeting of the newly established National Security Council. He received briefings on the political and military situation in Afghanistan.

The Labour Party has started the process of choosing a new leader after the resignation of Gordon Brown. Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he would stand for the leadership.
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