British Conservatives will not form another coalition: report

25th February 2014, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron does not want his party to form another coalition, preferring to rule as a minority government if he falls short of an outright election win, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Cameron's centre-right Conservative Party is currently the senior partner in a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, but will fight next May's general election on a promise not to form another coalition in the event of a hung parliament, the paper reported.

It is expected that a minority government would soon collapse, triggering a second election.

"He's very clear, he doesn't want another coalition," a Cameron confidant told the centre-right publication.

"A promise in the manifesto not to do any deals after the election would make that very clear to voters and ensure they know exactly what the choice is at the election," they added.

An Ipsos MORI published last month showed that 65 percent of voters were against a hung parliament at next year's vote.

© 2014 AFP

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