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The British General Election – Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next Government

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It had been billed as one of the closest election races in modern British politics. Yet, the result was one that no one could have predicted. Hours after the polls closed on 7 May, not one, not two but three party leaders had resigned while David Cameron became the last man standing winning a slender Conservative majority, the first for his party since 1992. What does the result mean for the United Kingdom? And for its relations with Europe and the wider world? Our experts examine the results and assess the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing the Tory government.


  • Michael J. Geary

    Global Fellow
    Associate Professor, Modern Europe and the European Union, Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • Michelle Egan

    Global Fellow
    Professor and Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, School of International Service, American University
  • Christian F. Ostermann

    Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
    Woodrow Wilson Center