Clegg Outlines Key Priorities In Power-Sharing Talks

"Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg highlighted electoral reform as one of his four key priorities for any power-sharing deal with the Conservatives on Saturday as he began strategy talks with his party. The day after the election produced Britain's first hung parliament since 1974, Clegg -- whose party came third and is now playing the role of kingmaker -- said the negotiations were taking place in a ""constructive spirit"". But he said he would be guided by the Lib Dems' four key manifesto pledges on tax reform, schools, the economy and crucially, the ""fundamental"" reform of the voting system -- something the Conservatives have opposed in the past."