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Political Chaos in Britain

By San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle - May 5, 2010

If 2008 was the year of political change, than 2010 is shaping up to be the year of political chaos. The endless turmoil of Britain's national election could hold portents for the U.S. elections in November.

Right now the only sure thing is that the British election is scheduled to take place on Thursday. Everything else, from the national opinion polls to the campaign arguments, is up in the air. As the leaders of Britain's three largest political parties crisscross the country in a mad dash for votes, they are meeting the voters of a nation that has been shell-shocked by recent events and isn't sure what to do next. The result may be Britain's first hung Parliament since 1974.

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