Conservatives Should Win UK Elections
May 6 is a national general election day in he United Kingdom. There are three main parties, Labour, led by the current prime minister, Gordon Brown, Conservative/Tory, led by David Cameron, and Liberal Democrat, led by Nick Clegg. There are several minor sand regional parties with no chance to win. Labour has been min power 12 years but Brown has been PM only just over a year. Liberal Democrats have never held power.
The race is close between the three main parties with Conservatives at 35% and Labour and LD each at 28%. However the UK election is not like the US presidential election. Each voter can only vote for one candidate within his/her district as their Member of Parliament, not for PM. The newly elected parliament then chooses the new PM by majority vote, with 328 needed to win. If no party elects 328 MPs there will have to be a coalition government or new elections.
The parliament is elected for 5 years if the government holds on to a majority. If they lose the majority in parliament, new elections must be held early. I wish the UK a successful election and a majority government of one party. My prediction is Conservatives will win 333 seats and form the new government.
If there is no majority party I think Conservatives and LDs will form a coalition with Cameron as PM and that it will last two or three years.
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