Washington Post: With inconclusive elections, Britain heads down a treacherous political path
Forced by the failure of any party to win a majority of seats in the next Parliament, negotiations underway here are exploring whether it will be possible for some combination of the parties to govern cooperatively in difficult times.
That's currently unthinkable in the America's winner-take-all political culture. But there is enough evidence that the voters in the United States lack full confidence in either major political party to warrant watching closely what will play out here in the coming days and months.
Philip Stevens, a columnist for the Financial Times, noted Saturday that the voters' desire for change and "palpable disenchantment" with the old politics produced the inconclusive outcome of Thursday's balloting.
In Washington, the weight remains with the politicians and activists who prefer confrontation to cooperation, as the polarized debate over health care underscored.