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Tories and Lib Dems discuss bold election pact

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/04/2010

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Andrew Grice

"The conservatives are considering an informal pact with the LibDems under which they would urge people to make Nick Clegg's party their second choice at the next general election.

"The historic pact, which could severely dent Labour's prospects of returning to power, would be proposed in the event of a Yes vote in next May's referendum on whether to replace the current first-past-the-post system with the alternative vote (AV).

"Under the latter, people rank candidates in order of preference. The one who comes last drops out and second preferences are redistributed until one candidate wins more than 50 per cent of the votes cast."

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"Tories and Lib Dems discuss bold election pact", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 19/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tories-and-lib-dems-discuss-bold-election-pact