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Friday, June 9, 2017

Looks Like Theresa May Miscalculated

Too bad that she didn't consult with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu who is suffering from a similar mistake.
UK election hangs in balance in disastrous night for PM May
An updated forecast from the BBC released early Friday morning said that the Conservatives would win 322 seats, four shy of the the 326 threshold needed to form a majority.
The updated forecasts gave the Labour party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, 261 seats.
Exit polls released shortly after polls were closed gave the Conservatives 314 seats, with the Labour party winning 266. The Liberal Democrats won 14 seats in those polls, while the UKIP did not win any. (Arutz 7)
May's Conservatives have a plurality, not the necessary majority needed and requested to run the difficult task of disengaging from the European Union.

Does this mean a coalition government for Great Britain?



Shtrudel said...

I do realize that UK elections are local but for the life of me I can't understand how a party led by that despicable Corbyn got such a following...

Batya Medad said...

It's a strange system, because nobody votes for Prime Minister. They vote their district representative. So I guess those people from Corbyn's Labor party did better than the Tory candidates.

goyisherebbe said...

It's partially similar to what we have here. It has its advantages and disadvantages compared to the US system. There is a lot better chance of getting a change of a bad govt. before its term is up. We vote for a party rather than a PM as well. The people who voted Labour not only knew who the party leader is but also have an entire shadow cabinet ready to step in. We don't have that here, nor do they have it in the US. You don't know who is going to be the Sec. of State until the President appoints him/her. In Israel cabinet positions are part of post-election negotiations and jockeying for position, much weirder than in either US or UK.

Batya Medad said...

Good points. Big difference is that thereare districts in GB but representative does not have to be resident.