BBC World to cover UK general elections live

MUMBAI: BBC World will be providing live coverage of this year's UK Elections in BBC News Special: UK Elections 2005, from 2:25 pm to 1:30 pm on Friday 6 May.

BBC World’s Nik Gowing and David Eades will present the significant election results live throughout the night, backed up by in-depth analysis and interviews in the studio and from key locations around the UK. The latest state-of-the-art graphics will help take viewers through the key constituency results, as well as explore projections for the night as a whole.

Senior politicians and former ministers, as well as political journalists and analysts will be on hand to assess trends and developments hour by hour. BBC World will be getting reaction from all the main UK political parties, as well as looking at the policy implications for the next five years, particularly in terms of Britain's relations with the United States and Europe, informs an official release.

BBC World News head says: “There is a great deal of interest internationally in British elections. With minute-by-minute results, we aim to offer viewers abroad an even more comprehensive service than four years ago. The economy, healthcare and other public services, asylum and immigration – as well as the war in Iraq – have played in voters’ minds during the campaign. On election night we’ll be able to interpret how much these issues seem to have influenced the electorate as well as getting reaction from around Europe and elsewhere.”

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