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AV vote could unsettle British coalition partners

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AV vote could unsettle British coalition partners


One year since the last UK general election, the coalition it brought to power has faced its most fractious issue. Thursday’s poll on proposed changes to the voting system has pitted the government’s two party leaders against each other.

The new alternative vote system has been championed by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, who made this referendum a condition of entering into coalition.

British Prime Minister David Cameron reflects his Conservative party’s stance against AV, describing it as ‘obscure, unfair and expensive’.

Vote-counting is due to start on Friday afternoon.

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