So last week Turkey went to the polls and elected the first hung parliament since 1999 in a shock upset for the ruling AK Party and President Erdoğan’s hopes of increasing his powers. 637 more words
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Much to the frustration of voters and Alan Shearer, the General Election has failed to resolve the problems of the ailing Premiership club. No one Political Party wants to take on the sole responsibility, or ‘poisoned chalice’, that is managing Newcastle; with the Derby County boss (Steve McClaren) already ruling himself out of leading the Lib Dems. 212 more words
Well, well, well. You didn’t see that coming.
Before the UK General Election last Thursday, every pollster predicted a hung parliament, with the Conservatives and Labour predicted to win roughly equal numbers of seats. 347 more words
Robert Hazell summarises the process of government formation that will begin tomorrow.
By Friday morning we should know most of the election results. Assuming the polls are proved correct, with Labour and the Conservatives each having around 270 to 280 seats, and both well short of a majority, what happens next? 902 more words
I went to the polling station this morning and voted Labour, something I did with an unexpected degree of pride and relish. I don’t trust the polls but it’s hard not to get excited that Labour are at least neck-and-neck on all of the latest figures, both in seats and share of votes. 489 more words