Premiermaker liberal democrats?

In the Great Britain, it was possible after the election on the 6. May give a coalition government

Yesterday, the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Konigin Elizabeth II asked for the resolution of Parliament. New elections should be on 6. May take place. At the vote, 650 under house seats are reopened – due to a constituency reform four more than before. The absolute majority for a party is therefore 326 mandates. And currently surveys are considered by no means sure that Labor or Tories reach this number. The result was one "Parliament" With the option of a minority or a coalition government.

Most recently, this situation in Great Britain in February 1974, when the then-reimbursing conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath is more votes, but less mandates as the Labor Party and wanted to form a coalition government with the liberal democrats. However, he failed because he did not want to agree to the demand for a favorable electoral reform for the liberal democrats. A minority government under Harold Wilson did not manage to get parliamentary majorities, so that it was simplified again in October and Labor a tight absolute majority of the seats won.

Premiermaker Liberal Democrats?

Nick Clegg. Photo: liberal democrat. License: CC-by-ND

Also, if in Germany, partly the opinion prevails, a majority vote were identical to a two-party system and has therefore noticed coalitions, is by no means: in the current British Parliament, MPs are of a total of 11 parties. In addition to the Liberal Democrats, who benefited from the transformation of the Labor Party under Blair, these are mainly regional parties – but also the anti-Iraq war list Respect and a campaign to the resection of an emergency room in the hospital of Kidderminster could each win a seat in parliament.

The most significant of these parties beyond Tories and Labor, the Liberal Democrats, currently receives significantly more media unite than before earlier elections. For example, for the first time in the British story, there are television debates with three candidates. The Liberal Democratic Party Chairman Nick Clegg spoke in his electoral exhibition of it on the 6. May no longer go to the decision between two parties, but a between new and old policy. As examples of the failure Gordon Brown’s failure in the last 13 years, he not only launched the Financial Crash including previously failed protective regulation, corruption and Iraq war, but also the strong economic inequality. Brown, on the other hand, said in his parallel partners that they are on the way of improvement and therefore do not risk anything, while Tory boss David Cameron in apparatus on Barack Obama "Hope, Optimism and Change" in the foreground.

David Cameron. Image: Conservative Middle East Council. License: CC-BY-SA

British media are currently aming that the liberal democrats, more likely to coalize the Tories than with Labor. However, the negotiations were allowed even more than conflict-free even if the old ie of an electoral change is excluded: the Tories were, for example, to give up a planned increase in social security contributions and at the same time reduce the budget deficit without tax threats. The liberal democrats commented on these allegations with the dry remark that the conservatives keep their mullable for the trotting.

The party, which, despite its membership in the ELDR in its positions clearly different from the German FDP, plans instead of reducing government expenditure as well as the introduction of a so-called "Mansion Tax", a luxury tax for basic prudents worth more than 2 million pounds. In return, low earners should be included in 10.000 pounds are completely exempt from income tax.

Nigel Farage. Image: Euro Realist Newsletter. License: CC-by 2.0

As potentially less likely than a coalition of one of the two coarse parties with the Liberal Democrats is one with one or more of the regional parties: the Scottish National Party and the Welsh Plaid Cymru are economically further away from Tories and Labor as the liberal democrats and the various Northern Nordirean parties apply due to your fanaticism in religious matters as rather difficult federal partners.

To contribute to unclear majority ratios, a possible success of the Euroskeptical UK Independence Party (UKIP), which placed in the European elections last summer as the secondary force. Although it is significantly less trusted in the parliamentary elections, but surprise in one or other constituency does not seem to be possible, not least because the Sun and Daily Mail are the activities of the party represented with 13 deputies in the European Parliament in recent months gouted.

Approval was above all ex-party leader Nigel Farage, who "Non-state" Belgium as prototypes of the EU designated and the Council’s President Herman van Rompuy not only the will to breastfeed removal of democracy and the National State, but that "Charisma of a damp lapping" and the "Appearance of a lower bank employee" certified. Farage apologized to criticism of this comparison – but not at Van Rompuy, but on all bank employees.