British election showdown

British PM candidatesThe month-long British elections are in the homestretch headed for Thursday’s vote after a furious weekend of campaigning by Prime Minister Gordon Brown (r.) of the Labour party, Conservative party leader David Cameron (l.), and and Nick Clegg (center) of the upstart Liberal Democrats. Political science Professor Graham Wilson, a native of Great Britain who is in England this week to observe the finale, says it’s still too close to call.

“The momentum is with David Cameron and the Conservatives. But due to the bizarre workings of Britain’s electoral system, their lead isn’t enough yet to insure that they can win a majority and form a government. It’s still a cliff hanger.”

Contact Graham Wilson, 617-353-2540, gkwilson@bu.edu

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