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Cameron set to challenge convention over hung parliament

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/03/2010

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"David Cameron is set to claim victory if Labour comes third in Thursday's election even if he fails to win an overall majority.

"His plan, revealed in an interview with The Independent, raises the prospect of a constitutional wrangle in which the Conservatives and Labour fight for the right to form a minority government if neither wins outright.

"Some cabinet ministers hope that Gordon Brown could defy the disaster of Labour coming third in the share of the vote by joining forces with the Liberal Democrats in a "progressive alliance" to keep the Tories out of power even though Mr Cameron might have won more seats and votes than Labour. They believe Labour could cling on if they prevent the Tories winning 300 seats - 26 short of the number needed for an overall majority."

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"Cameron set to challenge convention over hung parliament", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2010. Consulté le 14/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/cameron-set-to-challenge-convention-over-hung-parliament