Satan has become the new Prime Minister of Heaven, after forming a coalition with Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrats. God has resigned as Prime Minister and an election for leader of the forces of good will follow in July.
Satan was delighted to become Prime Minister. "People wanted a change. Although I did not win an outright majority, God was clearly in a minority and he had no right to form a Government."
Details of the deal with the Liberal Democrats are only just emerging, but it appears that Nick Clegg sold his soul in order to become Deputy Prime Minister of Heaven. Satan made some concessions over proportional representation, but his Devils Party drew the line at allowing Vince Cable a seat in the cabinet.
Meanwhile, in the forces of good candidates for the leadership are already emerging, with Archangel Gabriel, St Peter, the Holy Ghost and David Milliband already expected to stand.
God is expected to write his memoirs soon and he will continue as a backbench MP, at least until the next election.