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United Kingdom votes today, fractured mandate expected

London: 50 million United Kingdom voters today to decide whom do they want to see ruling the world's fifth-largest economy in one of the tightest elections in recent times.Incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 07, 2015 14:14 IST ]
united kingdom votes today fractured mandate expected
united kingdom votes today fractured mandate expected

London: 50 million United Kingdom voters today to decide whom do they want to see ruling the world's fifth-largest economy in one of the tightest elections in recent times.

Incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party and Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party have been neck and neck in opinion polls for months, indicating neither will win majority in a 650 seat parliament.  That means Thursday's vote will, likely, trigger a period of negotiations with smaller parties before a new government emerges.

On the eve of the polls, Miliband told his supporters, "This race is going to be the closest we have ever seen."

Cameron who is hoping to head the Prime Minister's office again said only his Conservatives could deliver strong, stable government: "All other options will end in chaos."

Cameron told supporters at a suburban London garden center that momentum was behind the Conservatives.

"People can see in the end it is all about the economy and keeping the economy moving forward, and that's what we offer and that's the argument we're making in this closing stage," Cameron said.

Labour's Ed Miliband said voters faced a choice "between a Labour government that will put working people first, or a Tory government that will only ever work for the privileged few."

This election, Indian community in UK is expected to play an important role and realising this, all leading political parties have tried to woo the Indian origin voters with different tactics. There are 59 Indian origin candidates in the fray.

(With inputs from agencies)

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