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Conservatives 'optimistic' over Lib Dem coalition talks

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Talks have resumed between Conservative and Liberal Democrat negotiators to try and form a government, following last week's inconclusive general election result.

Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg has confirmed party leaders are "working flat out" to reach a deal as soon as possible.

Speaking to reporters at Whitehall, the Tories' William Hague said his team was ''optimistic'' about the prospects of a deal.

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