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The Atlantic Daily: Explaining the U.K. Elections

What David Cameron and the Conservatives’ victory means for Britain and the world, why it’s so hard for a third-party candidate to make it to the presidential debates, and more
Source: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

What's Happening: A Surprise Landslide in the United Kingdom

On Friday morning, the United Kingdom woke up to a landslide Conservative Party victory that few had expected. Despite predictions of a very close race, David Cameron’s party won a majority of seats in Parliament, making him the first Tory leader to be reelected since Margaret Thatcher.

Just a day, Ed Miliband. Instead, the party got trounced and lost . With Cameron in charge, Europe serious British demands to keep the United Kingdom from exiting the European Union.

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