Brown Sets May 6 Vote as Polls Show Hung Parliament

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called an election for May 6, setting up his first nationwide test as U.K. leader in a ballot that may fail to result in a governing majority.

The 59-year-old premier announced the election date at his 10 Downing St. residence in London today after traveling to Buckingham Palace to ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve Parliament April 12.

Bloomberg

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Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Vice-President of Market Analysis at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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