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Originally published Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

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UK deputy premier apologizes for tuition pledge

Britain's deputy prime minister has made a public apology for breaking a pre-election promise not to back an increase in university tuition fees.

The Associated Press

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LONDON —

Britain's deputy prime minister has made a public apology for breaking a pre-election promise not to back an increase in university tuition fees.

Nick Clegg, who leads the Liberal Democrat Party, said in a televised video that he was sorry the party "didn't stick to" its pledge.

Clegg's apology, shown on British television Wednesday evening, will be aired in a party political broadcast next week. The Liberal Democrats meet for an annual conference beginning Saturday.

The leader, who had gained national popularity in the run-up to the election in 2010, has lost support from the public and his party since becoming the deputy of Prime Minister David Cameron in an uneasy Lib Dem-Conservative coalition.

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