Nick Clegg made the first concession on the proposal for a super-majority to dissolve parliament for an early election.
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Strange as it seems, one of the easiest concessions the Lib Dems won from the Tories was a guarantee on the length of a parliament. The reason is that David Cameron is as worried about a snap election as Nick Clegg.
This is a prize the Lib Dems have sought for decades. It puts hung parliaments on a more stable footing by taking away the right of a prime minister to suddenly call an election, just when his junior partner is crashing in the polls.
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