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UK's First 'Hung' Parliament in a Generation

The very unusual parliamentary election in the United Kingdom saw no uniform swing from one of the two big parties to the other. There were large variations across the country - by region, within big urban conurbations, from one neighbourhood to the next. It was yet a very accurate, even curiously united, reflection of the British political mood. The overall message from voters was clear. After 13 years of the false promise of "New Labour" the voters had had enough, but the Conservatives, with their hands caught in the expenses scandal and with public doubts about their willingness to confront the bankers, had not impressed either.

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