Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Friday he would ensure the country had a "strong, stable" government after an inconclusive election left no party with an outright parliamentary majority.
Brown said he had asked the Cabinet Secretary, Britain's most senior civil servant, to arrange support for all parties that might be involved in talks over a possible future coalition government.
The election saw the opposition Conservative Party win the most parliamentary seats but not enough to form a majority government. [ID:nLDE64600H]
"It is my duty as Prime Minister to take all steps to ensure Britain has a strong, stable and principled government," Brown said in a statement.
"I have asked the Cabinet Secretary to arrange for the civil service to provide support on request to parties engaged in discussions on the formation of government."
Britain's opposition Conservatives won the most seats in parliament on Friday but failed to gain an overall majority, creating uncertainty over who will lead a country facing huge economic problems.