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Minority Government in United Kingdom

Minority government Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

A minority government is a government formed by a political party that does not have an overall majority of Members of the Parliament in the House of Commons.

A party may decide to govern alone – rather than form a coalition with another party – if there is a hung Parliament, when no single party has a clear majority in the Commons. A minority government needs the support of Members of the Parliament from other parties in order to pass any legislation.

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  • Article Name: Minority Government
  • Author: David Jane
  • Description: Minority government Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament A minority government is a government formed by a political party [...]

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