British Elections will be held on 6 May 2010, with British Parliament being dissolved on April 12. Gordon Brown, the incumbent Labour Party leader of a nation that has been among the worst afflicted by the global financial and economic crisis, faces an uphill fight against the challenger and Conservative Party leader David Cameron. The selection of May 6 by Gordon Brown, may have some astrological basis if we examine the transits on that date.
Gordon Brown was born in Glasgow on 20th February, 1951 at 8:40 AM. Based on this time, the Vedic horoscope is given here. He is born in Satabhisha nakshatra with Rahu mahadasha at birth. He became member of British Parliament in the mahadasha of Venus and antardasha of Jupiter in 1983. Note Venus is in lagna exalted and Jupiter is the 10th lord. He was married on 3rd August 2000 in Mahadasha of Moon and Jupiter Antardasha. During Mars Mahadasha he became the Prime Minister. Mars 9th lord is with Jupiter, the 10th Lord, Sun and Rahu in 12th house. The Rajyoga combination in 12th house has given him struggle to achieve this highest political position.
On May 6th, 2010, transit Jupiter conjuncts his natal exalted Venus, transit Mars close to Natal Moon, transit saturn close to natal saturn. However, Mars mahadasha with ketu antara is indicative of tough times ahead for him.