Weekly Geopolitical Report – The U.K. Elections (May 18, 2015)

by Bill O’Grady

The May 7th elections in the U.K. shocked pollsters, who had predicted a hung parliament.  Instead, the Conservatives (Tories) won an outright majority of seats in the legislature, allowing the party, led by David Cameron, to form a government without a coalition.

In this report, we will begin by recapping the election results and discuss the campaigns and what they may indicate for future U.K. policy.  An examination of the impact of the election will follow, beginning with an analysis of the geopolitics of Britain and ending with how the election affects the country’s geopolitical situation.  As always, we will conclude with potential market ramifications.

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