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1. Britain must change its electoral system – or slump back to Ukania (Guardian)

The AV system isn't ideal, says Timothy Garton Ash, but it's the best choice we have. Voters should seize this opportunity: it will not come again.

2. Just say No (Times) (£)

The AV campaign has been dismal, disappointing and dishonest, but, says this leading article, people must turn out to vote No today.

3. This referendum is a much bigger moment than it seems (Independent)

Steve Richards says that the consequences of the result will change politics in ways that make the extraordinary year of 2010 seem like a calm oasis.

4. It takes two to revive a bruised coalition (Financial Times)

The losers of today's elections will be the coalition. Matthew Taylor argues that David Cameron and Nick Clegg must push their followers into line.

5. Forget AV – Nick Clegg is winning the big battle (Daily Telegraph)

Behind the scenes, the Prime Minister is surrendering vital terrain to the Lib Dems, says Benedict Brogan

6. Bin Laden's death: "Why kill the goose?" (Guardian)

Pakistan is in the grip of a heated debate about who knew what. Tariq Ali warns that the military won't come out of it well.

7. We will no longer buy Pakistan's victim complex (Times) (£)

The west cannot go on supporting a nation that takes its money while harbouring and aiding its enemies, says Camilla Cavendish.

8. Bin Laden's death reignites debate over use of torture on detainees (Independent)

Kim Sengupta considers the view of ex-members of the Bush administration who claim Osama Bin Laden's killing vindicates using torture to obtain information.

9. Now for the price of chasing Afghan shadows (Financial Times)

While the US has been hunting Bin Laden, says David Pilling, China has been pursuing its juggernaut rise.

10. The ICC arrest warrants will make Colonel Gaddafi dig in his heels (Guardian)

The International Criminal Court wants to arrest leading Libyans. Philippe Sands argues that, with Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi in the frame, a negotiated peace is much less likely.

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