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A dog is pictured outside a polling station in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 7, 2015, as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades with voters set to decide between the Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband's Labour and a host of smaller parties. (Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)
A dog is pictured outside a polling station in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 7, 2015, as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened Thursday in Britain's closest general election for decades with voters set to decide between the Conservatives of Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband's Labour and a host of smaller parties. (Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)
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Voters are out and about casting ballots in the parliamentary election today in the United Kingdom. NPR’s Ari Shapiro has been speaking with voters in London, and tells Here & Now's Robin Young that there's a sense of relief that a complicated election season is coming to a close.

Shapiro also talks about how this election is very different from those in years past because this year, fringe parties have given the two major parties - the Labour party and the Tory party - a run for their money. The prediction is that the results will be a hung parliament. In other words, no party will secure a majority vote, and the process could drag on.

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This segment aired on May 7, 2015.

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