General Elections For New PM, Parliament Underway In UKAfrican News, Latest News, News Thursday, May 7th, 2015
General polls to usher in new Prime Minister and new parliament are underway in the United Kingdom (UK).
The elections which opened Thursday at 0600 GMT and expected to be rounded of 2100 GMT is being contested by the Conservative party, which formed alliance with the Liberal Democrats in 2010 polls and put an end to over a decade reign in power of the Labour party.
Also, the right-wing UK Independence Party is in the race of the poll in which it is obvious none of the contesting parties is sure of winning majority of 650 seats of the country’s House of Common.
Voting will take place in 50,000 polling units, in the country with population of 65 Million, including the unusual locations such as pubs, caravans and even garages.
The ongoing UK general elections is going to be decisive, as setback experienced by the Labour in 2010 is most likely to be repeated at the end of 2015 polls, just as the Conservatives is most unlikely to win the majority seats in the House.
Issues that dominate the electioneering campaign included unemployment, economy and the National Health Service as well as immigration.
Incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron has focused on headlines and feedback, after five years of budget cuts aimed at shrinking the deficit and boost growth.
Cameron had since cast his vote. The final result is expected to be declared Friday.
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