Sunday, May 8, 2011

The vast majority of Britons voted against changing the electoral system

The vast majority of Britons has decided against reforming its electoral system after the referendum held on Thursday, according to official results released on Friday. 69% of voters spoke out against electoral change. In the national consultation, the British had to answer the question of whether they want to change the traditional system, which gives the seat to the most voted candidate in each constituency but have not obtained a majority, or introduce the so-called alternative vote, a method proportional representation.

Electoral system reform was one of the main objectives of the Liberal Democrats, led by Deputy Minister Nick Clegg. The level of participation in the referendum, which was developed in parallel with the British local and regional elections, reached between 35 and 50% of voters. The British Labour Party has staged a dramatic comeback in the municipal elections, while the Tories held their leadership and the Liberals collapsed with the loss of more than fifty aldermen.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has told the BBC that voters have punished his party for social spending cuts approved by his coalition with the conservative prime minister, David Cameron. "In politics as in life, sometimes you have disappointments. Last night was one of those moments and we must learn from what happened.

Now we need to get up, recover and move on because we have much work to do, "said Clegg." Optimism, hope and work for everyone in the country. This is the work we have begun and this is the work that we will come true, "he continued." I think part of the blame for what happened on Thursday is because of fear of social spending cuts in the northern cities.

Perhaps they fear that what they lived through the 80's now happening again, "he concluded. With the vote for 251 of 279 municipalities counted, the Conservatives retained most of the municipalities, with a total of 136 (numbered 2) and Councillors 4280 (won 50), while adding 24 consistories Labour to 55 with a total of 2,264 councilors, an advance of 750.

The Labour Party gain more training in the last municipal aggrieved by the Labour Government's wear then, is detrimental to the Liberal Democrats in the elections on Thursday lost nine councils to keep only 8, with a total of 932 council members, a decline of 625. On Thursday, elections were held to 279 councils in England are excludes, for example, that of London, some of whom were elected to all the councilors of the session and, in others only one-third.

So far, the results confirm what polls indicated that the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg, the third political force in the country, will be hardest hit because of the protest vote of the electors for his management of the coalition government led by David Cameron's Conservatives. The Liberals have lost ground in local and regional meetings in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, while also expected to receive a setback for the expected victory of the "no" in the referendum on the possible reform election in the United Kingdom, which they advocate.

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