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

It had been billed as one of the closest election races in modern British politics. 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.

Date & Time

May. 12, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The British General Election – Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next Government

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.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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