Why have elections been made into 5 year terms?

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TheStupidMoon
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I was reading the scotch devolution thread and saw that it has been 5 years since their last election and they have changed it to this from 4 year terms when no one was looking.
The same election term meddling has happened to England when they removed the ability for the government to call an election when they wanted to.
My question is why did they choose to change to 5 years for both parliaments and why is it 5 years?
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(Original post by TheStupidMoon)
I was reading the scotch devolution thread and saw that it has been 5 years since their last election and they have changed it to this from 4 year terms when no one was looking.
The same election term meddling has happened to England when they removed the ability for the government to call an election when they wanted to.
My question is why did they choose to change to 5 years for both parliaments and why is it 5 years?
Scottish.

Scotch is a drink.
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Because in the UK the Lib Dem's wanted to prevent the Tories dumping them in the coalition.

In Scotland the less elections the SNP have to destroy the union, the better.
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