Karla Adam and Griff Witte, Washington Post: In British election, opposition is left hunting for new leaders and direction

LONDON — The losers of Britain’s election did far worse than simply falling short. Three opposition parties lost their leaders and now face profound questions about their future direction.

On Friday, Labor leader Ed Miliband conceded defeat to rival David Cameron, who will remain as British prime minister after his Conservative party won an overwhelming — and unexpected — victory.

Miliband then stepped down from his leadership post. Within the previous hour, the heads of the Liberal Democrats and the anti-immigrant U.K. Independence Party had also departed. Given the scale of the carnage, opposition to the Conservative agenda was effectively neutered, at least for now.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 8, 2015

These Are the 5 Facts That Explain the Surprising UK Elections -- Ian Bremmer, Time

Election results: How did pollsters get it so wrong? -- David Cowling Editor, BBC

Top Pollster YouGov: How We Got the British Election So Wrong -- Nico Hines, Daily Beast

Cameron's Stunning Win -- Clive Crook, Bloomberg

Tory win in UK election brings increased risk of EU exit -- Hugo Dixon, Reuters

The Breakup of Britain Is Now a Real Possibility -- J. Kirkup, Telegraph

What Did British Voters Just Say? -- Marc Champion, Bloomberg

US Begins Syrian Training; Questions Linger -- Aaron Mehta, Defense News

Will Israel miss its moment? -- Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

With stability at stake, Burundi's neighbors step up involvement -- Ariel Zirulnick, CSM

Boko Haram Losing Battles, Not the War -- Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast

Mightily armed Russia relishes its annual show of strength -- Matthew Chance, CNN

As Moscow preps for Victory Day, Russians riled by West's boycott -- Fred Weir, CSM

Moscow uses tanks, Berlin words in World War Two commemorations -- Lucian Kim, Reuters

Russia Is Losing World War II -- Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Greece debt: What's it like to live under threat of default? -- Jasmine Coleman BBC

The Betrayal of Brazil -- Bloomberg

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