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Today: Friday 7th May

David Cameron says Labour "has lost its mandate to govern" as the Conservatives look set to be the biggest party in a hung parliament.

Due to the general election, today's programme will be running until 0945 am.

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The writer and historian Peter Hennessey outlines the constitutional ramifications of a hung parliament.

The former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo reflects on the possible outcome of a hung parliament.

Business news with Nick Cosgrove.

Journalists Polly Toynbee from the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph's Matthew D'Ancona reflect on the possible outcome of a hung parliament. discuss the possibility of a coalition government.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Times columnist Peter Riddell analyses the state of the main parties and their negotiating strategies over the coming days.

Former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown reflects on the changed electoral landscape.

Thought for the day with John Bell of the Iona Community.

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock comments on the prospect of a hung parliament.

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson and the shadow work and pensions secretary Theresa May discuss the future of the Brown administration and David Cameron's prospects of becoming prime minister.

Sports news with Rob Bonnet.

Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on energy and climate change, comments on his party's prospects of joining an electoral pact.

The close of the polls last night was overshadowed by stories of chaos and even scuffles at polling stations as people were turned away without being able to vote. Sam Shore, a voter in Hackney South and Shoreditch, describes how she was prevented from voting. Chair of the Electoral Commission Jenny Watson outlines the problems.

Chief political correspondent Norman Smith and Professor John Curtice from Strathclyde University analyse the prospect of a coalition.

Conservative blogger Iain Dale, former Liberal Democrat director of communications Olly Grender, and Guardian columnist Jackie Ashley discuss the outcome of the general election.

Thomas Kielinger, UK correspondent for the German newspaper Die Welt, describes how the election results compare to those in other European countries.

Economics editor Stephanie Flnaders and business editor Robert Peston outline how the financial markets have reacted to the UK's hung parliament. The Confederation of British Industry's John Cridland outlines the urgency for politicians to put together economic policies.

The general election has yielded a hung parliament for the first time since 1974. Historian Simon Schama, veteran political commentator Anthony Howard, and private secretary to former prime minister Edward Heath, Lord Armstrong, examine whether lessons can be learnt from the last hung parliament in 1974.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to offer transcripts for our programme interviews. Today is broadcast live and the running order is subject to change.



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