Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cameron’s Difficult Re-election

Prime Minister Cameron
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Prime Minister David Cameron faces a difficult parliamentary election in May 2015. Not only does Britain’s historically stable parliamentary system appear to be fragmenting into a multiple party system requiring coalition governments, but his party, the Conservatives, appear to be losing their far right euro skeptics to a new independent party, UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party).

Cameron’s current partners, Liberal Democrats, are losing support and may be unable to help form a government. At the same time, opposition Labour, led by Ed Miliband, are no more popular than the Conservatives.
American political consultants David Axelrod and Jim Messina are helping Cameron’s Conservatives and Miliband’s Labour parties, respectively. As Obama’s top hands in 2008 and 2012, they know elections. But, they also are experts on producing gridlock.

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