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UK Elections, Unpredictabilities and Jeremy Corbyn.

Democratic elections today are full of surprises and unpredictabilities. Remember how most major polls predicted a 99% win for Hillary Clinton last November? And yet she lost to the Donald? In the 2015 UK elections, many pollsters predicted a hung parliament, but boy, they were wrong. Instead David Cameron's Conservative Party won a majority. This year too the pollsters have predicted a safe majority win for Theresa May and the Tories. Some even reported the possibility of Labour's worst defeat since WWII! It was only on voting day, through Exit Poll results that the pollsters and the media finally realised about the extent of the shift in the ground - possible hung parliament; which many attributed it to the "surprising" high turnout among the young voters, who are more inclined to vote Labour. 2 years ago when Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the Leader of the Labour Party, nobody gave him a chance. He did not even have the support from his fellow Labour MPs. T