At 43 years old, Britain's new prime minister, David Cameron, is the youngest person to hold the job in almost 200 years. He comes from an economically privileged background and attended Eton, the private school of Britain's elite. Considered more of a pragmatist than an ideologue, he has tried to reform and modernize the Conservative Party. Cameron has promoted environmental issues, he acknowledges gay rights and civil partnerships, and his self-proclaimed goal is to rid his party of its reputation as the "nasty party."
David Cameron: A 'New Era' In British Politics?
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