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More than 300,000 Conservative members are to vote in a secret postal ballot for their new leader. With three candidates eliminated in separate votes by the 166 Conservative MPs, members face a stark choice between the right winger Iain Duncan Smith and the former chancellor Ken Clarke.

What are the fundamental differences between the candidates and how would they set about transforming the party after two crushing, successive election defeats?

BBC News Online asked them eight key questions. Here are their answers.

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