British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces renewed challenges from angry
members of his Labor Party after the ruling party suffered its worst
election losses in nearly a century.
Mr. Brown met with Labor members from both houses of Parliament Monday, seeking to convince them that he should remain party leader during preparations for elections which must be held within one year.
The lawmakers' closed-door meeting followed Labor's disappointing showing in Sunday's European Parliament vote. Labor came in third behind the Conservatives and the anti-European Union UK Independence Party.
A number of Cabinet members have resigned, and some have called on Mr. Brown to step down as well.
Conservatives also dominated the EU Parliament vote in other countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Spain.