With 99 days to go until a general election in Britain, the former leader of the ruling Conservative Party told CNBC that the race was “one of the closest” he can recall.
“It’s one of the closest, (looking at) current opinion polls,” William Hague, leader of the House of Commons and former foreign secretary, told CNBC Wednesday.
The Conservative Party, which rules in a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats and is led by Prime Minister David Cameron, is marginally ahead of the rival Labour party in opinion polls.
Hague said the party, which he led between 1997 and 2001, was not in talks with any other parties about forming another coalition after May’s election.
“We’re going for a majority Conservative government…to implement our long-term economic plan and to take it to success, we need a Conservative majority,” he added.
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