World Bulletin / News Desk
Nigel Farage, the leader of the hard-right anti-immigrant U.K. Independence Party, has failed to get elected to the British Parliament.
The center-right Conservative Party, which is on course to achieve a majority government, held the South Thanet seat Friday which he was contesting.
Farage had previously promised to resign "in 10 minutes" if he failed to get elected, but did not mention stepping down in his "loser's" speech.
Speaking at the polling station in South Thanet after hearing of his defeat, he called for "real, genuine radical (political) reform" in Britain, as the share of votes nationally was not being reflected in the proportion of seats allocated under the country’s current "first-past-the-post" electoral system.
"I have never felt happier," he concluded.
Only one UKIP MP had been elected shortly before midday Friday as election results continued to come in.Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Mayıs 2015, 13:13