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After reading this article, I got to wondering why the US has 2 viable political parties while the UK appears to have many, even though both use first-past-the-post voting.

Across England and Wales, voters turned away in anger from May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, which had sought a softer version of Brexit. The Brexit Party came first while explicitly pro-EU parties - the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Change UK - were, combined, a few percentage points behind.

That paragraph alone lists six parties.

What are the differences between the UK and US that allow for a larger number of parties in the UK?

Are all of these UK parties independent of one another? Do they form coalitions?

After reading this article, I got to wondering why the US has 2 viable political parties while the UK appears to have many.

Across England and Wales, voters turned away in anger from May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, which had sought a softer version of Brexit. The Brexit Party came first while explicitly pro-EU parties - the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Change UK - were, combined, a few percentage points behind.

That paragraph alone lists six parties.

What are the differences between the UK and US that allow for a larger number of parties in the UK?

Are all of these UK parties independent of one another? Do they form coalitions?

After reading this article, I got to wondering why the US has 2 viable political parties while the UK appears to have many, even though both use first-past-the-post voting.

Across England and Wales, voters turned away in anger from May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, which had sought a softer version of Brexit. The Brexit Party came first while explicitly pro-EU parties - the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Change UK - were, combined, a few percentage points behind.

That paragraph alone lists six parties.

What are the differences between the UK and US that allow for a larger number of parties in the UK?

Are all of these UK parties independent of one another? Do they form coalitions?

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Why does the UK have more political parties than the US?

After reading this article, I got to wondering why the US has 2 viable political parties while the UK appears to have many.

Across England and Wales, voters turned away in anger from May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party of Jeremy Corbyn, which had sought a softer version of Brexit. The Brexit Party came first while explicitly pro-EU parties - the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Change UK - were, combined, a few percentage points behind.

That paragraph alone lists six parties.

What are the differences between the UK and US that allow for a larger number of parties in the UK?

Are all of these UK parties independent of one another? Do they form coalitions?