UK`s Cameron, Clegg finalise coalition deal

The legislative program will keep the UK coalition parties in power together.

Updated: May 20, 2010, 15:35 PM IST

London: The leaders of Britain`s coalition government say a legislative program that they hope will keep them in power together until a 2015 election has been finalised.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg planned to publish full details of a joint agreement between their Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties on Thursday.

The parties entered a coalition after Britain`s national election on May 06 denied any party an outright majority.

They have devised plans for spending cuts to reduce Britain`s deficit, an overhaul of the education system, strengthening civil liberties and redefining the country`s role in Europe.

In a joint statement, the leaders said they were "confident that we can take the country through difficult times."

Bureau Report