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The new Prime Minister, David Cameron, has pledged to run a genuine coalition government with Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg as his deputy. Mr Cameron vowed to set aside party differences and Mr Clegg urged doubting Lib Dem voters to "keep faith with us".

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David Cameron has begun shaping the first British coalition government in 70 years. Peter Hennessy, Attlee Professor of Contemporary British History at Queen Mary University, explains how the civil service handover power to the new PM.

The Liberal Democrats have taken up four cabinet posts and their leader Nick Clegg is David Cameron's deputy in the new coalition government. Today presenter Justin Webb investigates how the Lib Dems feel about the new alliance.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival opens tonight with a new Hollywood reinvention of Robin Hood. Arts editor Will Gompertz reports from the festival.

David Cameron's path to Number 10 Downing Street has not gone as many Conservatives had hoped. Tim Montgomerie, editor of the ConservativeHome website, comments on why the Conservative's election campaign failed to engage a majority of voters.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

After a series of extraordinary events over the past five days since the general election, Conservative leader David Cameron has become the UK's new prime minister after joining forces with the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition government. Chief political correspondent Norman Smith reflects on yesterday's events.

Labour are now in opposition for the first time in 13 years. Former Home Secretary Alan Johnson comments on Gordon Brown's departure and the future of his party.

The paper review.

The new coalition government has 12 Scottish MPs with Lib Dem Danny Alexander appointed Scottish Secretary. SNP Westminster Deputy Leader Stewart Hosie , comments on the how Scotland has reacted to the new coalition.

Thought for the day with The Right Reverend James Jones.

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary party and its federal executive endorsed the coalition agreement by the required three-quarters majority at a meeting that broke up late last night. Lib Dem negotiator David Laws outlines the talks and electoral reform agreements.

David Cameron has become Prime Minister of the first coalition government since WWII. William Hague , likely to be announced as Foreign Secretary later today, discusses the historic agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, with political editor Nick Robinson giving his analysis of the coalition.

Business editor Robert Peston comments on how the financial markets will react to the new government.

Sports news with Garry Richardson.

Yesterday began with talks between Labour and the Liberal Democrats and ended with David Cameron installed in Downing Street as Prime Minister with Nick Clegg as his deputy. Today presenter Jim Naughtie followed yesterday's events as they unfolded.

Britain is waking up to its first coalition government in almost 70 years. The Times' assistant editor Peter Riddell outlines how a coalition is organised.

Business news with Adam Shaw.

After 13 years in power the Labour party is now the opposition and will soon be electing a new leader after the resignation of Gordon Brown. Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock considers the party's leadership candidates.

After five days of negotiations, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have formed a coalition government. Former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo, former head of Policy under Tony Blair Matthew Taylor, and former Lib Dem director of communications Olly Grender, give their opinions of the new cabinet and the concessions made in agreeing a deal.



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