What does a hung parliament mean for the UK?
The UK is facing its first hung parliament for more than 30 years, which means it is not clear who will be in a position to form a government or who will be prime minister. So what should happen now?
Senior Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have been holding talks about the possibility of their parties forming a new government.
Shadow foreign secretary William Hague, part of the Tory negotiating team, said they had agreed that economic stability would be key to any deal. The two teams intend to meet again within 24 hours, after reporting to their leaders.
While the negotiations took place, Gordon Brown met Nick Clegg at the Foreign Office. Gordon Brown remains prime minister, and government business continues, with Chancellor Alistair Darling attending a meeting of finance ministers in Brussels.
What does a hung Parliament mean for the UK? Can a coalition or minority government work? Who has the right to lead the country? What should the Lib Dems do?
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