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General Election 2010 Brown battles to cling on to power

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/07/2010

Andrew Grice

"A struggle for power broke out today as Britain headed for a hung parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party but Labour refusing to hand over the keys to Downing Street.

"As the Tories prepared to claim victory, Labour made clear it would try to hang on to power by trying to forge a partnership deal with the Liberal Democrats. Downing Street sources said Gordon Brown would try to form a coalition government, arguing that the sitting government has the first right to form an administration even if it is not the biggest party.

"For the Liberal Democrats the hopes that had been raised by 'Clegmania' since the first televised leadership debate seemed largely to have evaporated. Far from making a string of gains the party was left to mull a succession of lost seats and Nick Clegg admitted he was "disappointed" by the results."

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" General Election 2010 Brown battles to cling on to power", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2010. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/general-election-2010-brown-battles-to-cling-on-to-power