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British coalition parties go head to head in referendum

The United Kingdom is holding a referendum this week to decide whether or not its voting system should be changed to the "Alternative Vote" (AV). It was a key demand of the Liberal Democrats during the negotiations that led to the creation of the Coalition, and they'll go head to head against their partners, the Conservatives, in the vote.

By Yong CHIM , Alix BAYLE

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