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2010 British election race

New British government outlines policies

British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg held an unprecedented press conference Wednesday to outline the policies their government will follow over the next five years. Full story

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UK general election, 2010

The UK election is being held on 6 May to elect one Member of Parliament in each of the 650 constituencies to the House of Commons, the lower house of the Parliament of the UK.

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