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Nicholas Leonard: Westminster's Chuckle Brothers face numerous tough decisions

Nicholas Leonard

Published 17/05/2010 | 05:00

In the past five days, Westminster has been the scene of two coups, a revolution and the launch of a new political movement. Even for Twitter addicts who like their data shots fast and frequent, it has been an extraordinary experience.

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Both the Conservative and Lib Dem leaders, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, have pulled off coups within their parties in order to get into power in the first UK coalition government since 1945.

Together they have agreed to a constitutional revolution by opting for five-year fixed-term parliaments and a switch to a new voting system for MPs which will introduce a limited degree of proportional representation.

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